Balti Chicken Rezala
Get your wok out for this rich and creamy dish which is beautifully spiced. It can be as mild or a spicy as you like by varying the quantity of chillis. Not only that, but find out the recipe for Titli’s Balti Masala!
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  • 500 g (1 lb) chicken, cubed
  • 400 g (14 oz) tin of evaporated milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 green chillis slit lengthways
  • 2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp unsalted pistachios
  • 2 tbsp Balti Masala
  • 1 tbsp ground almonds,
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp panch phoran
  • 5 cm cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 tbsp ghee or vegetable oil
  • Raisins and coriander for garnish
For Balti Masala
  • 5 tsp garam masala
  • 4 tsp coriander powder
  • 2½ tsp gram flour (besan)
  • 2½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp fenugreek powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  1. Heat the ghee in a wok or frying pan and fry the garlic, cinnamon, turmeric and panch phoran over a medium heat for 30 seconds.
  2. Turn the heat down, add in the onions and cook for 5-10 minutes until the onions are brown.
  3. Add in the chillis, balti masala and the chicken and stir fry over a medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add in the pistachios, the ground almonds and the sugar. Add in a small amount of milk and stir. Gradually add in the rest of the milk over a 5-10 minute period.
  5. Once all the milk is added simmer the curry for another 10 minutes until it is really creamy.
  6. Serve with a sprinkling of chopped coriander and raisins.
Titli's Tips
This dish should be very creamy. Don’t be in a hurry to add the milk, and keep stirring to prevent the sauce from burning.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 463 23%
Calories from Fat 226
Total Fat 25.2g 38%
Saturated Fat 7.5g 37%
Unsaturated Fat 16.2g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 24.5g 8%
Dietary Fibre 3.8g 15%
Sugars 13.9g
Protein 36.7g 73%
Cholesterol 116.5mgs 38%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.