I made this slow cooked Beef Balti because towards the end of last year I was contacted by https://fodmarket.co.uk/ to see if I would like to test a few of their low FODMAP products and review them on the blog. Obviously I was thrilled to be given the opportunity, so I jumped at the chance to request a Curry On Balti curry kit, a box of buckwheat flour, a gluten-free white loaf bread mix, and a gluten-free pizza base mix. They generously sent me these products and I couldn’t resist making the Beef Balti the following day!
In case you don’t know, a balti is an Indian curry which is said to originate from Birmingham and it can be made with any meat or seafood you fancy. Most baltis are generally cooked quite quickly in the style of a stir-fry, but I always think that beef responds well to being slow cooked, so I decided to let mine putter away in my slow cooker throughout the day.
This Curry On Balti kit from https://fodmarket.co.uk/ is low FODMAP, thanks to the absence of any onion or garlic, and is made from a blend of Sea Salt, Turmeric, Paprika, Ginger, Coriander, Chilli, Fenugreek Leaves, Cumin, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, and Cloves.
You might expect me to give a glowing review of this balti mix because I received the kit for free, but please believe me when I say without bias that this is probably one of the most authentic (and delicious) pre-blended spice kits I’ve ever cooked with. It has just the right levels of each spice it contains and is in no way overpowering. I thought the heat level was just right too, but you can add a bit more fresh or dried chilli to yours, if you like. Equally, you could serve some lactose-free natural yoghurt on the side to dampen the mild heat it contains too.
(I should also add that I’m not being paid for reviewing this product and I don’t have an affiliate link for this product with FODMarket either.)
I’d also like to mention that I loved the fact that the Curry On Balti kit is supplied with FODMAP-specific instructions which enable you to make your curry with FODMAP-safe levels of ingredients, such as tinned chopped tomatoes and chopped bell peppers.
If you’re in the market for really tasty spice mixes which are healthy and have no added ‘nasties’, such as preservatives, colours or flavourings, but are also delightfully low FODMAP then I would highly recommend these Curry On kits. (They also sell Jalfrezi, Korma, Tikka Masala and Pakora kits too.) As I’ve said, you can buy them from https://fodmarket.co.uk/ and they offer a flat delivery fee of £3.49 or free delivery with orders over £50. I think that’s pretty reasonable. If you do go ahead and buy yourself some I’d love to know what you think!
If you’d like some more low FODMAP curry recipes then why not try my recipes for:
Vietnamese Vegetable Curry: https://thefatfoodie.co.uk/2018/07/12/vietnamese-vegetable-curry-serve-4-6/
or Lamb Rendang: https://thefatfoodie.co.uk/2018/04/18/lamb-rendang-serves-6/