Mrs Balbir cooks the British Ambassador’s own recipe

What’s cooking with Mrs Balbir?

Join our Celebrity Chef Mrs Balbir as she cooks with H.E. Asif Ahmad, the British Ambassador to Thailand. In this episode she tries out the Ambassadors own recipe to make a delicious Chicken Tikka Thai Wrap on a bed of Green Mango Som Tum

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Chicken Tikka Thai Wrap on a bed of Green Mango Som Tum

Chicken Tikka Ingredients

½ cup yoghurt
4 teaspoons Patak’s Tikka Paste
1 tablespoon lime juice
4 tomatoes, chopped
400g chicken, skinless, cut into chunks
1 teaspoon salt


1. Put chicken in a large bowl, or divide between 2 large sealable plastic bags, and add yogurt mixture, stirring or turning to coat.
2. Marinate chicken, covered and chilled (turning occasionally if using bags),
at least 4 hours, can be grilled, roasted in oven or placed on barbecue for 9-12 minutes.

Green Mango Som Tum Ingredients

3 green mangoes, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and slight crushed
1 chilli pepper
4 small tomatoes
1 tablespoon of peanuts
2 tablespoons sugar syrup
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Put all ingredients in a bowl, then crush and mix them together.

Thai wrap preparation Ingredients

6 rice papers
6 lettuce leaves
12 coriander sprigs


1. In a bowl of cool water, soak a rice paper until soften (about 10 seconds).
2. Lay rice paper out flat, starting with lettuce in the middle, on top with shredded chicken tikka, coriander sprigs (2 for each rice paper).
3. Fold over each end and tightly roll the rice paper. Cut nicely into 4 parts.
4. On a plate, put 6 pieces of Chicken Tikka Thai Wrap on a bed of Green Mango Som Tum, and then serve