Chilli Chicken Balti

Chilli Chicken Balti




1 tbs garlic paste

1 tbs ginger paste

3 medium tomatoes

2 tsp cumin powder

1 1/2 garam masala

2 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp paprika

2 tbs yoghurt

salt & pepper

2 tbs vegetable oil

1 tsp yellow mustard seeds

1 bay leaf

1 large brown onion finely chopped

3 green chillies whole but pierced 

800g chicken thigh fillet cut into large pieces

1 tbs lemon juice

Season with black pepper

1. Using a blender blend garlic, ginger, tomatoes, salt & pepper, yogurt and all the spices.

2. In a large non-stick pot on medium heat  add oil and mustard seeds and cook until they start to pop. Add onion, bay leaf and chillies, cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Add the blended mixture, constantly stirring, cook until the mixture comes to a boil, and most of the excess liquid has  evaporated. Continue to cook until the mixture releases oil.

4. Add the chicken, mix well. Add 1/2 cup of water, bring to the boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 8 minutes.

5. Increase heat to high tossing chicken through the sauce for another 4-5 minutes. The sauce will reduce to a creamy consistency. 

6. Season with black pepper, lemon juice and fresh coriander.



I live in Adelaide (Australia) with my husband, my two adorable Norwegian cats ( Zeus and Zena ), a chicken, and a pigeon who now also thinks that he is a chicken! My ancestry is French so it goes without saying that my favourite place is Paris. The food, culture and atmosphere of Paris is nothing short of amazing.

I am a self taught home cook who loves big flavours in food. My passion for food surfaced when I was 10 years old, watching TV chef Ian Hewitson and learning different techniques. Since then, the food of Adrian Richardson and Jamie Oliver has been my inspiration. I love how one can create a healthy full flavoured meal from just the simplest of ingredients. I especially love chilli and garlic and use them in most of my food.

I enjoy hosting dinner parties for friends and family. Curries and rustic style dishes are my firm favorites and I know that my family and friends all agree! Just place it all in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves enjoying great food with good company.

I create flavoursome low calorie recipes which are featured on the internationally known website Weigh Yourself Slim.

Whilst I enjoy cooking I still love to go out to restaurants, especially when you discover ones with amazing food and that you must try and replicate at home!

So welcome to CCKFOOD. It is my creative playground where I am able to share my love of good food with you all. Enjoy.