Balti Murgh

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A delicious chicken curry popular in Pakistan, Afghanistan and North India.

Balti Murgh is a very popular chicken dish in North India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  A quintessential dish of the Pakistani & Afghani cuisine, it is made with tender pieces of chicken, capsicum and onion tossed in fresh herbs and spices cooked in kadai.

Served as a side dish to roti, naan or fried rice, the dish is a restaurant favorite.

Balti Murgh (Balti Chicken)

Balti Murgh (Balti Chicken)

Balti Murgh (Balti Chicken)
3.40 from 5 votes

Balti Murgh

A delicious chicken curry popular in Pakistan, Afghanistan and North India.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Afghan, Pakistani
Keyword: Balti Chicken


  • 250 g Chicken Breasts cleaned, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 1 Red Capsicum large, cored, de-seeded, sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tbsp Fresh Cream
  • 3/4 tbsp Methi Leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Kalonji (Onion Seeds)
  • as per taste Salt


  • Heat oil in a heavy kadai over moderate flame.
  • Saute onions, kalonji and curry leaves for 2 minutes.
  • Reduce flame.
  • Add coriander powder, garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, chicken pieces and salt.
  • Stir-fry for 10 minutes.
  • Add methi leaves, capsicum and stir to mix well.
  • Add water as required. If you want it to be more gravy-like, then add little bit extra water else add some for the cooking process.
  • Allow it to simmer for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  • Add lemon juice and cook till chicken pieces are tender.
  • Garnish with fresh cream.
  • Serve hot with fried rice, naan or roti.

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Leela Manilal March 13, 2021 - 10:44 am

Seams to be nice. And always comes out very good when I tried

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Vijayluxmi Naidoo February 17, 2021 - 9:21 am

I love all your recipe’s they are tasty n easy thx u for sharing and do u have a recipe book


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