For the first time in over 25years authentic Balti bowls are being manufactured again in Birmingham.
The Birmingham Balti Bowl company has been set up to manufacture the bowls in the heart of Birmingham's jewellery quarter, using pressed steel, just like the original 1970's bowls, which gave birth to this iconic dish, an important part of Britain's culinary heritage.
Curry lovers can now discover a real Balti experience at home using restaurant quality bowls. An essential, authentic piece of kitchenware for foodies with a love of curry! True to tradition the Bowls are made in pressed-steel, developing the iconic black patina over time-just like a teapot the bowls get better with age!
The original bowls went out of production in the 90's and whilst there are imitations available online-they are not suitable for cooking over high heat, which is the authentic way to cook a Balti.
The bowls were brought back into production in 2017 by Balti Historian and author of 'Going for a Balti' Andy Munro “The essence of a proper Balti, is the way it’s fast cooked and served, traditionally in pressed steel pans, so now curry lovers everywhere can make an authentic Balti at home.”
The Balti Bowl Co is family run, headed up by Andy and his curry loving daughter. The bowls are designed and manufactured in Balti heartland, Brum, naturally.