Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Chicken Balti

Balti is actually the name of the cooking pot and serving dish. It is pretty much a British-style type of curry, meaning it is not spicy at all. Living out of a service apartment, I have the provided-Ikea pot as a substitute.

Instead of gathering all the spices, I used the ready-to-use Balti sauce that I picked up from my favourite supermarket (for only £1). It tastes pretty yummy with a right blend of sourness and slight spice! It is a very appetising dish.

I used chicken wing for the dish but any other meat like lamb or chicken breast works as fine - wing is cheaper, that's all. In my case, it costs about £3 to whip up a hearty and satisfying meal.

Chicken Balti
Feeds 2

8 chicken wings
1 large lime
2 tbsp plain yogurt
sesame oil
1 large yellow onions, chopped

1 night in advance:
Marinate the chicken in the lime zest and juice and yogurt overnight.

To cook:
  1. Heat the sesame oil in a wok or pot and fry the onions until turn translucent.
  2. Toss in the marinated meat and cook for 15 to 20 minutes over a moderate heat until cooked through.
  3. Pour in the jar of balti sauce.
  4. Perfect with naan bread, or basmatic rice.

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