Not Another F***ing Balti (NAFB)

Alex Claridge

Alex Claridge

15th April 2019

Not Another F***ing Balti (NAFB)

Birmingham may be the birthplace of butter chicken, but it is so much more. This dish is an ode to the city's culinary culture.


  • Butter Chicken Sauce
  • Marinade
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 20g Ginger
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Hot Chilli Powder
  • 1 ½ tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 75g Natural Yoghurt
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • ½ tsp Ground Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • Butter Chicken Sauce
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Butter (Melted)
  • 8 Garlic Cloves
  • 80g Ginger
  • 4 Cardamom Pods
  • 6 Cloves
  • 11g Ground Cumin
  • 11g Ground Coriander
  • 11g Garam Masala
  • 11g Ground Turmeric
  • 6g Hot Chilli Powder
  • 800g Tomato Puree
  • 1 Lemon Juiced
  • 300g Butter
  • 600g Double Cream
  • 350g Water
  • Salt To Taste
  • Lentil Dhal
  • 250g Lentils
  • 3 Tbsp Veg Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Small Onion (Brunoise)
  • 1 Whole Chilli (Pricked)
  • 2 CM Ginger
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 ½ Tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 ½ Tsp Ground Turmeric
  • 3 Tsp Ground Coriander
  • 3 Tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 3 Lime Leaves
  • Juice Of 1 Lime
  • A Budgie Smuggler of Salt
  • Cucumber Foam
  • 200g Cucumber Juice
  • 7g Salt
  • l2g Sugar
  • 3g Lecithin
  • Date And Tamarind Puree
  • 150g Dates
  • 150g Tamarind
  • 5g Cinnamon
  • 5g Cardamom
  • 5g Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 300g Water


Butter Chicken Sauce
Wash, Cook 65c 20 Mins.

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