I’m not a great one for balti sauce mixes but for a quick balti at home then there’s nothing wrong as long as all the ingredients are fast cooked and served up in the same balti pan. Mind you most of the sauces masquerading as ‘balti’ are one dimensional and very sugary sweet. So I was surprised to find a far more promising one under the brand name of ‘Indi Grand’ in Home Bargains store at the giveaway price of 69p! Compared with better known and far more expensive brands, it has a list of mouth watering spice ingredients … coriander, turmeric, star anise, cumin, clove, ginger, pepper, cassia, fennel, fenugreek, oregano, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, bay leaf, pimiento, paprika and mango powder.
Now that’s what I call a proper spice mix!’