Discovering Balti

I was at Shabab recently for a visit of the ‘Discovery Channel’ programme makers who were filming a programme about curries and wanted to cover Birmingham’s famous Balti. The presenter was well known Iranian comedian Omid Djalili. I’m pleased to say that he massively (and genuinely) enjoyed his Balti Chicken and Mushroom Vindaloo. We also […]

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Birth of the Balti

Our bid to secure TSG protected EU status for the ‘Birmingham Balti’ partly depends on finding a ‘balti reference’ from over 30 years ago. We’ve got one for late 1984 but need a reference from before March of that year. We know it predates that but need the evidence. So, if anyone has any bright […]

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Swedish Baltis

No…this isn’t the title of a risqué film about Balti goers but just a note that Balti was featured recently in ‘Scanorama’ the in flight airline magazine for Swedish Airways written by Annette Rubery. … http://www.annetterubery.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Balti-Triangle.pdf

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A Balti Biography!

I’m putting pen to paper to record the history of Birmingham’s most famous culinary dish and its Birmingham beginnings. I would love to hear from you about your first balti…when it was, where it was, why you enjoyed it and any funny tales also welcome! I can be e mailed on munroandy@hotmail.com Thanks, Andy.

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Balti film

The Balti Triangle recently hosted a visit from a budding filmmaker making a film about Balti as part of their University project. A short film Charlotte Armer made for her Filmmaking Practises Module at University of Birmingham about the balti and it’s cultural heritage in Birmingham. An interesting stat was revealed where it seems that people […]

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Birmingham Balti goes into Europe

The Birmingham Balti Association’s ambitious bid to achieve the European Union’s coveted TSG (Traditional Speciality Guaranteed) status for the City’s (and arguably the Country’s) favourite dish has taken another step forward on its culinary journey. Having been steered through the UK objection period, it is now in the hands of Brussels who have six months […]

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What a Curry On!

The results of the ‘Capital for Curry‘ have been announced with Bradford winning again, Glasgow runners up and Wolverhampton a creditable third. Birmingham, as usual, were nowhere … the difference being that all the others were backed by their local authority, marketing organisations etc. Yet studies show that the estimated economic benefits of winning to […]

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