Balti Pork with Chick Peas

Balti Pork with Chick PeasI LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe. It’s another one from the Weight Watchers Just For Me book but I like to quadruple the ingredients so it feeds me and the OH for two meals. It’s also perfect just for one person too. The recipe is fairly mild (I cannot handle spice at all) so feel free to add more chilli if you like your food slightly spicier.

Serves                        One

Prep Time                 10 minutes

Cooking Time         20 minutes

Calories                      336 per portion


Low fat cooking spray

150 g lean pork loin steak, sliced thinly

1 small onion, sliced thinly

1/2 red chilli, de-seeded and chopped

1 garlic clove, chopped

1/2 green pepper. de-seeded and sliced

1 tablespoon garam masala

1 tablespoon tomato puree

75 g canned no-sugar chick peas, drained and rinsed

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Salt and ground pepper


1. Heat a wok or non-stick frying pan and spray with the cooking spray, add the pork and stir fry over a medium high heat for 2 minutes until browned all over. Remove to a separate plate.

2. Re-spray the wok or pan with the cooking spray, add the onion and stir fry for 5 minutes until softened. Then add the chilli, garlic and pepper and sir fry for another minute.

3. Return the pork to the wok or pan and stir in the garam masala, tomato puree, chick peas and 6 tablespoons of water. Cook over a medium low heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and a little extra water, if necessary, then season and serve.


Like the sizzling steak stir fry, I don’t serve this with rice or anything else as my dinners are usually quite small and light on carbs but you could easily cook some brown rice to accompany this dish if you wanted.

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