This week, Radio 5 (the Thinking Man’s Talk Radio?) featured a Bolton curry house who were marketing the ‘Bolti’ … supposedly their take on the Best Balti ever. In the interests of the BBC’s worldwide reputation on fairness, they invited a Balti Triangle restaurant to provide the Brummie perspective.
Fair play to the Bolton restaurant (the Royal Balti House) for their creativity in the name and using a ‘secret’ ingredient ‘achari’ (pickling spices) to give it a distinctive taste.
Unfortunately, it transpired that the ‘Bolti’ was cooked up in a frying pan and transferred to a silver bowl for serving. This balti blasphemy was teased out by Zaf from Shabab who did our city’s favourite dish proud. In footballing parlance, definitely a case of Bolton 0 v 1 Birmingham!