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Fate Birmingham Balti

  • PREP TIME: 25 minuites
  • COOK TIME: 30 min

Butternut Squash has a delicious slightly sweet flavour which goes so well with any spices. The spicy heat comes from the fresh red chilli, so if you want a Balti without any heat at all, just leave it out, or if you like it hot and spicy, you can add more to taste. Fate Birmingham Balti freezes well.

Step 1

Place a large pan over a high heat, and add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the chopped onion. Cook for 5 - 10 mins till softened and starting to brown.

Step 2

Turn the heat down a little and stir in the garlic, turmeric, cumin, ground coriander, and paprika. Cook for about 5 mins to cook the spices, stirring occasionally. Add a little water to prevent burning.

Step 3

Add the chopped chillies, and the tomatoes and the purée. Stir well. Add the butternut squash and the peppers. Season well with salt and pepper and add the water to keep the Balti from being too dry, but not too much. Balti mixtures should have a little bit of sauce, but they are quite dry compared to a lot of curry dishes.

Step 4

Leave to cook for 20 – 30 mins until the vegetables are cooked and the flavour develops. Add more water as and when needed.

Step 5

Stir in the chopped fresh coriander at the last minute before serving. Serve with warm Fate Naan Bread.

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  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 300g onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3tsp ground cumin
  • 4 tsp ground coriander
  • 4 tsp paprika
  • 3 tsp red chillies, finely chopped (optional)
  • 300g fresh ripe tomatoes, chopped, or 400g tin tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 500g butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 300g peppers, a mixture of red and green, roughly chopped
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 250ml water (approx)
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh coriander, roughly chopped