Sort of a Rogan Josh without the lamb or any vestige of authenticity. Just fancied something to remind me of when I lived in Birmingham, next to Sparkbrook and Sparkhill, centre of the Balti universe.
Roasted and fried spices, ground dried chillies, chopped fresh red chilli, browned onions, oil, carrot, celery and red pepper. Bit of stock added then reduced to stickiness. Roughly-chopped beefsteak tomato thrown in at the last minute with chopped parsley. The noodles are actually organic rice spaghetti. Boiled for 11 mins, then tossed with a little butter and some chopped herbs. The chillies really came through, lots of flavour as well as serious heat.