There is no such recipe for balti as it actually means the cooking pot the dish is cooked in rather than a particular spice mix.
This recipe brings together two of my favourite ingredients – chocolate and pastry.
They had a strange crunch to them that I soon figured out was fried lentils (in this case white urad dhal) so I have added these and a little more right at the end as peanuts, but if you don’t fancy them then just leave them out.
Anjali Pathak is an exciting talent in the spice arena with a fun-loving and warm character. Having learnt the basics of Indian cookery from a young age, Chef Pathak has stepped out of her heritage and works with spice and flavours from across the globe.