The Balti Bowl by Harper’s Hill

(6 customer reviews)


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Pre-seasoned and good to go!
It’s time to cook a real balti at home.

The Balti Bowl by Harper’s Hill is the perfect gift for all foodies and curry-lovers alike!

Our bowl is based around the iconic balti bowl developed by curry chefs back in the 70’s, when curry chefs started to make their dishes lighter, healthier and served faster to suit Western tastes. They commissioned the original pressed steel bowl from a pressings company based in Smethwick. Just a stones throw from where Harper’s Hill are based.

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!

Giving something back.

The Harper’s Hill team want to share our journey, and hopefully success, by giving back to the West Midlands community by way of donating £1 to Acorns Children’s Hospice for every Balti Bowl sold.

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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

Additional information

Dimensions 21.6 × 21.6 × 6.35 cm

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  1. One person found this helpful
    Tina C

    Tina C

    I had been looking around for a Balti bowl for some time, there are a lot out there.
    I came across one made by Harper’s Hill, pre seasoned as well, saved me having to do that smelly and time consuming job.
    Price seemed good so thought I’d order one.
    It arrived very quickly, it was well wrapped in its own hessian bag and Harpers Hill box, fantastic to give as a present.
    Well I’ve given it a go, wow absolutely brilliant its well made and of a good weight, better than the ones served up when you go out for a meal.
    Full instructions are included on how to clean the bowl, the only problem is I only have one, so will be ordering some more to use when friends come round for a Balti night.
    Five Stars from me.

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  2. One person found this helpful
    Dolores Doris

    Dolores Doris (verified owner)

    I purchased this wonderful Balti bowl as a gift for my husband who enjoys cooking curry. He was impressed with everything about it right down to the authentic style and packaging. As it has been already seasoned he was keen to use it and make his first curry, which he did. It was delicious, I now wish we had taken pictures before it was eaten. This is such an attractive versatile piece of kitchenware, it can go straight from the cooker to the dining table. It is far to stylish to be hidden in the cupboard so it hangs on a hook for everyone to see. I have recommended it to friends and family.

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  3. Mick

    balti bowl


    The best thing ever its a must get one

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  4. daveohms

    Superb quality

    daveohms (verified owner)

    Fast delivery Arrived well packaged.
    Quality is superb exactly ad described used them for first time over the weekend and cooked the balti perfectly
    East to use and clean afterwards
    5 *****
    It’s a must have item

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  5. Anonymous

    Balti nights.


    Just received my Balti bowl gift set from Harper’s Hill, two balti bowls and wooden stands. Very good finish and nice presentation, made a tikka jalfrezi balti and a lamb dopiaza balti Last night with superb results, Thank you Harper’s Hill.

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  6. Anonymous

    Harpers Hill Balti Bowl - Syed BCU


    I had been given a bowl by a gentleman – Jerry from Harpers Hill at an event at my work place here at BCU, Me and my wife will be making a nice curry tonight and we cant wait to have it in this perfectly made bowl. The workmanship and the fine detail on the bottom is a wonder and reminds me of my waitering days in Indian restaurants all over the UK back in the 90’s. A definite throwback to a masterful design. Thank you Jerry

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