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Balti Sauce

Balti Sauce is a spice paste used in Britain, that originated in the country's Pakistani community. It works great as a base for "meaty" vegetables and curries.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Spice Mix
Cuisine: British-Pakistani
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Balti sauce
Servings: 3 uses
Calories: 80kcal



  • Heat a skillet. Dry-roast the bay leaves, coriander, cumin, fennel, mustard, cardamom, cloves, bay leaves and chilies until they are slightly darker and fragrant, about three to four minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, remove the ingredients to a blender, and to the hot skillet add the turmeric, curry powder, onion powder, garlic powder and ginger powder. Stir a bit to roast in the hot skillet without turning on the heat. Add to the blender.
  • Add the vinegar, tomato and oil to the blender. Blend into a very smooth paste.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2.3mg