Healthy Balti Beef


  • Serves: 4
  • Prep 30mins, Cook 90mins
  • 653 kcals / serving

Recipe Info

This is a delicious Balti dish by Health coach Claryn Nichols. You can create it as a lighter dish with salad or a hearty meal by adding rice.


Step 1 -

Heat a heavy-based pan over a medium to high heat, add the oil. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and stir until the onion turns golden brown colour.

Step 2 -

Add all the dry spices, stir until well-combined, add a tablespoon of water if necessary to prevent sticking to the base of the pan.

Step 3 -

Add the beef to the pan. Stir until coated in spices.

Step 4 -

Pour in the tomatoes, break it up gently. Bring to the boil whilst stirring.

Step 5 -

Once boiled, turn the heat down to simmer. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.

Step 6 -

Simmer for about 1-1.5 hours and stir every 15 minutes to avoid tiny amount of sauce sticking to the pan. Cook until the beef is tender.

Step 7 -

Garnish with coriander.


  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 750 g Braised beef brisket
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder (mild)
  • 4 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 2 cm Ginger crushed
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp Ground coriander
  • 1/3 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 400 g Tomato
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric