This chicken Balti recipe definitely says more about where and when I was raised than any other recipe here on Krumpli. I was born in the mid-1970’s in the UK’s second City. Birmingham and if it were to be a Country its national dish would almost certainly be a Chicken Balti. Or it would have been back when I was growing up anyway!
Saag aloo is an absolute favourite of mine however due to a spectacular failure of ‘saag’ or spinach crop I went with trading out spinach for swiss chard and I am so glad I did… It has transformed one of my favourite dishes into something really magical, the swiss chard has added a an iron rich flavour that punches through the spices wonderfully.
An Indian Chicken curry with coconut usually equates to something similar to a korma as a general rule, typically in the UK a dish for people that don’t like Indian food, however I love Indian food so have tried to break away from a bland korma with my own take on an Indian Chicken Curry with coconut.
It is hard to avoid Indian food if you grow up in the UK and the flavours of Indian cuisine are as familiar to me as roast beef and I have worked long and hard at bringing the flavours I love so much to our Hungarian table, so much so that every 8 weeks or so we make a 320km round trip to Budapest to ensure our spice cupboard is wanting of nothing.