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Balti Chicken with Green Peppers Recipe


Balti Chicken with Green Peppers

Prep Time ~20 mins Cooking Time ~ 30 mins
Approx Cost ~ £10 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ Yes Serves ~ 4-6

Tip ~ For a vegetarian version of this recipe, use a mixture of different vegetables i.e. butternut squash, potatoes, courgette, carrots and mushrooms, in place of the chicken.


6 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 onion, chopped

½ teaspoon ground tumeric

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon chilli powder

2 tablespoons water

750g / 1 ½ lb skinned, boned chicken, cubed

1kg/2lb tomatoes, chopped

1 large green pepper, deseeded and chopped

4-6 garlic cloves, crushed

2 fresh green chillies, deseeded and chopped


To garnish : 2 tomatoes, quartered

Fresh coriander, chopped


  • Heat the oil in a large heavy based pan, add the onion and fry until soft.
  • Mix the tumeric, coriander, cumin and chilli powder with the water. Stir this spice mixture into the onions and cook until the liquid has evaporated, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the chicken and fry for 4 - 5 minutes, then add the tomatoes and a pinch of salt to taste. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the green pepper, garlic and chillies. Cook, uncovered, until all the tomato juices have evaporated and the chicken is cooked through.
  • Serve hot garnished with the tomatoes and coriander.