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From Brum to balti land

From Brum to balti land

Is Balti really a uniquely Birmingham dish? Richard Lutz travelled to Mirpur, Pakistan to find the home of the balti.

 

THE CURRY GUY QUICK FIRE INTERVIEW- Exclusive!

THE CURRY GUY QUICK FIRE INTERVIEW- Exclusive!

Dan Toombs aka ‘The Curry Guy’ is the leading authority on BIR food writing in the UK.  We, like many of our customers are big fans of his fail safe recipes, beautifully photographed they provide a constant source of new inspiration.   

On March 5th his brand new book ‘The Curry Guy’ Light was released. In this new book, you will find over 100 new recipes that are good for you and low in calories, fat and carbs! 

Best Places To Eat A Real Balti In Birmingham

Best Places To Eat A Real Balti In Birmingham

Outside of Birmingham and even outside of the Balti Triangle you’ll find the word ‘Balti’ on pretty much every BIR (British Indian Restaurant) menu in the country, but the vast majority will not be cooked authentically. Deceptively it is likely to be served in a bowl that looks, on first inspection like a Birmingham Balti bowl. You may wonder where you can eat real Balti? And maybe what’s special about it anyway?

Balti the healthiest curry on the menu?

Balti the healthiest curry on the menu?

It's estimated that Birmingham's inconic Balti contains THE EQUIVALENT IN IRON OF 25 PINTS OF GUINNESS and HALF the fat of your average take away! 

Balti Aphrodisiac

Balti Aphrodisiac

Jimmy's place served a Balti Aphrodisiac which only added to the intrigue and enigma of the Sher Khan. Jimmy liked fast cars, leather jackets, whiskey and no doubt the ladies. This balti is jam packed with heady spices for maximum potency and balanced beautifully with coconut. Perfect for Valentines or anytime as this is truly a very tasty balti! 

 

'I Am The King' Chicken and Mushroom Balti

'I Am The King' Chicken and Mushroom Balti

A classic and aromatic recipe for Chicken and Mushroom Balti, a Birmingham Balti house favourite!

Top gifts for curry lovers

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5 Things to eat in a Pakistani Balti restaurant that aren't Balti! And where to eat them!

5 Things to eat in a Pakistani Balti restaurant that aren't Balti! And where to eat them!

 If you've made the pilgrimage out of town to the Balti Triangle, well done you're in for a tasty, nowt poncy and very reasonably priced treat! An ...

10 Things you didn't know about Birmingham Balti!

10 Things you didn't know about Birmingham Balti!

Birmingham is well known as the birthplace of the balti. If you’ve ever tucked into a balti, you’re eating an amazing piece of Birmingham history and culture. But how much do you really know about the dish?..

The Perfect Dessert After a Curry?

The Perfect Dessert After a Curry?

Looking to freshen the palate- calm the heat and feel sweetly satisfied after a spicy feast? Sticky Toffee Pudding won’t cut the mustard (seeds!), so let’s take a look at some well matched desserts to compliment a curry dish.

The perfect balti to banish a cold

The perfect balti to banish a cold

The health benefits of spices and herbs are well documented and eating a balti is a delicious and simple way to give your immune system a little 'kick.'  Here we share what spices we'd use to create the ultimate cold busting balti...

What is a balti?

  There is often confusion and debate about just what exactly an authentic Balti is. Lots of supermarket sauces and karahi bowls 'borrow' the name...
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