Friday, July 21, 2006

Balti Chicken with tomatoes

I had thought of abandoning this recipe, till I started getting threats (not really) to post it. Although, most people guessed the balti-chicken part, no one could guess the main ingredient, tomatoes. "I" part in the hint was aimed at 'seventeen tomatoes', my online-identity in some respects. This recipe uses quite a few tomatoes and they just add something to the chicken with their unique taste. So, without wasting much time, here goes the yummy recipe...

Balti Chicken with Tomatoes

Dedication: This recipe is dedicated to Anks and Silky Moon for continouslly supporting this blog and reminding me to post this recipe.

  1. 3-4 tsb oil
  2. few bay leaves
  3. 1/2 onion chopped
  4. 1/4 tsb mustard seeds
  5. 6-8 tomatoes
  6. 1 tsb ground coriander
  7. 1 tsb chilli powder
  8. salt to taste
  9. 1 tsb ground cumin
  10. 600 gms chicken, cut into small pieces
  11. 1 cup water
  12. chopped coriander for garnish


  1. Heat the oil
  2. Add the bay leaves, mustard seeds and chopped onion
  3. Heat till the onions are brownish
  4. Add the tomatoes
  5. Mix coriander, slat, cumin, chilli powder in a small bowl
  6. Add the spices to the tomatoes mixture
  7. Add the chicken and stir well
  8. Stir fry for 5 mins
  9. Add the water and cook till the chicken is well cooked
  10. Sprinkle coriander and serve with rice.

Hint for next recipe: Lets play scramble tonite

Gossip of the week: Have you seen Pirates of the Carribean - The Dead Man's Chest?


At 10:08 AM, Blogger anks said...

me first, me first, me first!!!

At 10:11 AM, Blogger anks said...

balti chicken with tomatoes!!! God, wud've never guessed that!
why is this called balti chicken???

waise did you notice the new profile pic? its the complete painting...

At 9:46 PM, Anonymous Mehak said...

ohh we are cant try this one..

I know the next recipe...Scrambled Eggs !!!

Dying to watch Pirates of the Carribean..oops i mean Johnny Depp...
yday i saw a spl show on NDTV on this movie..they showed the diff islands on which the movie was shot....

At 8:15 AM, Anonymous Hrien said...

looks yummy. Wish I could eat nonveg at home

At 12:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks delicious! Glad you didn't abandon it.


At 6:07 PM, Blogger faith said...

hum nonveg nahi khate..

we need a new recipe.. fast.. fast :P

haan haan knw u busy butttt we need sm recipe to try na :P


At 9:16 AM, Blogger Massey said...

I'm sitting at work right now and my lunch isnt for another FIFTY MINUTES. and that picture was just torturous. It looks so damn good !

I love desi food :D

At 4:09 AM, Anonymous Chandanjali said...

.:)Happy Friendship Day(:.

At 7:51 AM, Anonymous Tanna said...

Well, yes I guess. Why would you dream of abandoning it? That looks and sounds super good.

At 6:40 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

anks - Yes yes, you deserved coming first.

Its called balti chicken because it used to be cooked in sucche lohe ka bartan (pure iron vessel) and that was called balti in pinds of punjab.

mehak - Oh you

Yes, you are very right. I ahven't seen it either/ Wow, that must be an interesting show.

At 6:42 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

hrien - Thanks!!

paz - Thanks!!

faith - Kyun nahin khate? Your recipe is up jee. :-)

massey - LOL and Thanks!! Yea, desi food rocks...

chandanjali - You too Buddy!!

At 6:43 PM, Blogger Ricky said...

tanna - Thank You!!

At 2:18 AM, Blogger Marlee said...

Hey Ricky...Happy New Yr! Made Balti Chicken at home....Not once, but twice :-p turned out good...made it yest as well( Was Ma's bday) All the guests loved it...Thanks for the recipe buddy! Got some pics of Shillong...let me see how i put them up the net.

At 3:24 PM, Blogger Manoshi Chatterjee said...

No gralic or ginger? Are you sure?


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