The Harper’s Hill Balti Bowl is produced using top quality carbon steel perfect for the Balti style of stir frying over a very high heat. The Balti bowl is a cooking and serving pan for the Balti, a simple one pot method of high-heat, fast cooking using a mix of spices and vegetable oil. Here at Harper’s Hill we go the extra mile. Our bowls are pre-seasoned/coated with an oil based natural coating. This means you can use your bowl as soon as it arrives!
What is a Balti bowl?
Using a combination of spices, off-bone meat or vegetables, cooked with vegetable oil rather than ghee, Balti is a fast cooking method where the dish is both cooked and served up in the specially designed Balti pan. The Balti bowl plays a key role in the emergence of what is now known globally as Birmingham’s own dish, and Harper’s Hill is part of that heritage of having been based in Birmingham and surrounding area for over 140 years.
Restaurant users and those of you with a true love of making your own curry will fall in love with our pressed steel Balti bowls. Our authentic bowls are pre-seasoned, and develop their true patina over time, offering the curry connoisseur the true essence of this iconic British/Pakistani tradition.
One of our bowls equals one serving of Balti.
How we season our bowls
We brush the entire surface of the bowl, including the handles in a light vegetable or sunflower oil.
They are then placed in our hot ovens where the oil sticks and coats the bowl.
This is repeated until the bowl has the necessary non-stick coating, each bowl develops its own unique patina which will only enrich as it is used.
Where can our Balti bowls be used?
Our bowls are suitable for use on gas, electric and induction hobs, Aga cookers, and even barbecues!
Caring for your Harper’s Hill Balti Bowl
It is important that you wash your Balti bowl by hand, in warm water after every use using little or no soap. Wipe with a sponge to loosen food stuck to the bowl surface. Please remember that these bowls are made from steel and therefore should be thoroughly dried to avoid rusting.
21.6cm diameter × 6.35 cm deep
8.5″ diameter x 2.5″ deep
Don’t forget, buying from Harper’s Hill means you will be buying direct from the manufacturer! We don’t sell to other websites.
Some of the Harper’s Hill team