Vegetable balti recipe

Click to rate
(714 ratings)
Sending your rating
  • Low-fat
  • Vegetarian
serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 131 kCal 7%
Fat 4g 6%
  -  Saturates 0.5g 3%
  • We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article.
  • This delicious vegetable balti is just 131 calories per serving packed full of vegetables like parsnip, butternut squash, cauliflower, and French beans. 

    Make this vegetable balti with balti curry paste, chopped tomatoes, and vegetable stock. A homemade sauce helps to keep the calorie count low. You can make this hearty vegetable balti in three simple steps. Cook this curry in just 20 minutes.


    • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
    • 3 tbsp balti curry paste
    • 2 parsnips, peeled and cubed
    • 500g (1lb) butternut squash, peeled and cubed
    • 400g can chopped tomatoes
    • 500ml (16fl oz) vegetable stock
    • 8 small cauliflower florets
    • 60g (2oz) French beans


    • Heat the oil in a wok or balti pan, add the onion and cook for a few mins. Add the balti curry paste and cook for a min.

    • Add the parsnip, squash, tomatoes and stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 mins.

    • Add the cauliflower and cook for 5 mins, then add the French beans and cook for 5 more mins, until all the vegetables are tender. Serve with rice, if you like.

    Top tips for making vegetable balti

    This vegetable balti can easily be adapted to suit your family. If you’d rather sweet potato and carrots instead of butternut squash and parsnips for example you can substitute.

    If you’re not catering for vegetarians add leftover chicken or leftover pork to this dish to up the protein. You could also add lentils or chickpeas for more protein whilst still keeping it suitable for vegetarians.

    At just 131 calories per serving this vegetable balti could be part of your 5:2 diet meal plan.

    You might also like…

    Get the recipe: Sweet potato and chickpea balti
    Get the recipe: Lamb balti with spinach
    Get the recipe: Lentil and spinach balti

    Click to rate
    (714 ratings)
    Sending your rating

    Related Recipes