Baked Beans Balti

A lot of British Asian families enjoy this as a quick lunchtime snack - it's a store cupboard standby. Adapt the ingredients to suit what you have available.
Serves 2
Preparation: 2 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes


2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion peeled and chopped
1 green chilli, seeded and finely chopped
¼ tsp garam masala
¼ tsp ground cumin powder
¼ tsp ground coriander powder
400g/14oz can baked beans
A pinch of salt (optional)


Heat the oil in a small saucepan, then put in the onion. Fry for 1 minute, add the chilli and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring continuously, until the onions begin to turn golden brown. Add the spices and fry for another minute. Add the beans, reduce the heat and cook for 3 minutes. Taste, then season with salt, if necessary. Serve hot with chapatis, naan, pitta bread or just on toast.

TIP:You can substitute mushy peas for the beans.
Add a knob of butter after you've added the beans for a creamier texture.

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