Chicken and spinach balti

by - https://thebatchlady.com/r/3150/

The best fake-away curry! This will leave you feeling satisfied without the huge price tag that takeaway curry can often come with!

Prep Time
Cook Time
Total Time
Difficulty
Beginner
Cuisine
Indian
Servings
4

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories
276kcal
Fat
6.7g
Sat. Fat
2.0g
Carbs
22.8g
Sugars
11.4g
Fibre
7.1g
Protein
32.5g
Salt
525mg
Ingredients
Serves

Ingredients

  • Frozen diced onions
    2 cups (330 g)
  • Chicken or Turkey Breast
    500 g
  • Frozen Spinach Cubes
    12
  • chopped tomato
    2
  • Pataks Balti spice paste
    0.5 jars (150 g)
  • Broccoli Florets (optional)
    1
  • Water (optional)
    150 ml

Method

  1. With a small amount of oil in a large pan soften the onions over a medium heat, for around 5 minutes.

  2. Chop your chicken or turkey and add to the pan stirring occasionally until cooked through, about 10-12 minutes more.

  3. Next add the frozen spinach, chopped tomatoes, fresh broccoli and Balti paste.

  4. Leave to cook, stirring occasionally until the spinach is mixed throughout the curry.

  5. You may wish to add some water if the curry is thicker than you would like.

  6. Ready for the Freezer

    Leave the curry to cool, then portion into sealable freezer bags.

    1 portion = 1 cup or 230ml.

    Label your bag and flatten making sure all the air is out.

    I freeze these next to Nan breads, so the meal is easy to grab.

  7. Ready to Eat

    Defrost overnight in fridge and then simply heat in microwave or on stove-top until piping hot. Serve with Nan bread and rice.

    (Nan bread can be heated in oven directly from frozen).

  8. Batching

    I always make 2-3 of these at a time simply double the portions. It saves wasting the leftover curry paste that will no doubt have died at the back of the fridge if not used.

    For kids, once cooked mix with low fat crème fraiche, so the curry flavour is very subtle and mild.

Comments

1 comment
  1. I doubled quantities but found there the sauce a bit too watery, guess its all the water from the frozen spinach. I didn’t add any water to the recipe. Next time I’ll try reducing the tinned tomatoes. Also looked nothing like the picture so not sure if the picture is right? My sauce was red and green. Excited to try something else.

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