I’m a bit picky when it comes to Indian curries. There’s only two curries that I really like; Balti and Butter Chicken. Here’s our version of a slimming friendly Chicken Balti Curry.
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
There’s 2 aspects to this Chicken Balti Curry; making the Balti curry paste, and making the curry. The paste needs a food processor/stick blender/blender to make (see below) & there will be some left to put in the fridge.
You could use the paste to marinade some chicken that you could cook and leave in the fridge to munch on. It’ll keep for about 2 weeks in a jar – just make sure to sterilise the jar first.
If you’re a fan of fakeaways, why not try some more of our curry recipes.
How many calories are in this Chicken Balti Curry?
There are 284 calories in each portion of our Chicken Balti Curry, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. You can find all of our other Everyday Light recipes here.
Don’t forget to add on extra calories or nutritional info to account for any accompaniments.
This Chicken Balti Curry is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
How Weight Watchers Friendly is this Chicken Balti Curry recipe?
You only need to count 3 Points per portion of this Chicken Balti Curry recipe, but don’t forget to add on any extra points depending on what you choose to serve it with.
As always, if in doubt, please double check all nutritional values yourself, as we cannot guarantee the accuracy of our calculations.
What diets is this Chicken Balti Curry recipe suitable for?
This Chicken Balti Curry recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the stock cubes for gluten free versions.
You could also enjoy this Chicken Balti Curry if you’re following dairy free diet.
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
What can I serve with this Chicken Balti Curry?
You can have this Chicken Balti Curry as part of a low calorie. slimming Indian feast, along with these;
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What do I need to make this Chicken Balti Curry?
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You really need a food processor/stick blender/blender to make the paste. It’s pretty essential! If you haven’t already got one, you should get one. They’re fab for making our Caramelised Red Onion Hummus, amongst other things!
This mini food chopper is just the right thing to use! Small, compact & will fit in the cupboard along with all of the other gadgets.
How to make Chicken Balti Curry
- Fry off the onion, garlic and ginger for the Balti paste.
- Add them and thee rest of the Balti paste ingredients to a food processor (or use a stick blender) and blitz until it forms a paste.
- Marinate the chicken in the paste for an hour or so.
- Cook off the paste, then add the sauce ingredients.
- Finally, add the chicken and peppers. Simmer until cooked.
How long can you keep Chicken Balti Curry in the fridge?
Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Campfire stew in the fridge for approximately 2 days.
Can I freeze Chicken Balti Curry?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it has cooled down completely.
- Use an air-tight container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
- Unless you fancy mystery food for dinner haha.
Just let it defrost, then pop it in the microwave to reheat. Or you could reheat it in the oven if you prefer.
Make sure they are piping hot before you eat them!
How do I reheat Chicken Balti Curry?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.
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We are super excited to have released a 6 month food planner that works perfectly alongside our recipe book.
Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!