Balti Pear Chicken

Chicken with pear flavour -marinated in yogurt, pear puree and other spices and cooked in a balti. This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Balti Pear Chicken
Main Ingredients Chicken, Pears
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 1.30-2 hour
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Balti Pear Chicken

  • 800 grams Chicken
  • 1 large Pears cubed
  • 1 large Pear pureed
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 4-5 Black peppercorns
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 inch stick Cinnamon
  • 2 Whole dry red chillies
  • 3 medium Onions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic paste
  • 2 medium Tomatoes pureed


  1. Marinate boneless chicken for about an hour preferably in a refrigerator in a mixture of yogurt, salt, half teaspoon red chilli powder, half teaspoon garam masala powder and pear puree. Add one fourth teaspoon of turmeric powder. Chop a few sprigs of coriander
  2. Grill the marinated chicken pieces on a bar-be-que, turning sides a few times, till evenly cooked all around. Once done cut into medium sized pieces.
  3. Heat oil in a balti (or a pan), add black peppercorns, green cardamoms, bay leaves, cinnamon, whole red chillies and sauté. Add chopped onions and sauté till onions turn golden. Add garlic paste and continue to sauté. Add tomato puree and mix. Add half teaspoon turmeric powder, half teaspoon red chilli powder and sauté for a few minutes.
  4. Add the remaining marinade and mix well. Add one cup of water and let it cook for three to four minutes. Add chopped pear and mix.
  5. Remove the bay leaf and adjust salt. Break some coriander leaves with hand and add to the gravy. Add the grilled chicken pieces and cook on low heat for three to four minutes.
  6. Add half teaspoon of garam masala and mix well.
  7. Serve hot. 

Nutrition Info

Calories 455
Carbohydrates 22.2
Protein 56.55
Fat 21.55
Other Fiber 1.65