Behind an unassuming exterior lies one of the West Midlands best kept secrets. At 85 Long Lane, Halesowen, on the outskirts of Birmingham, you can find one of the best Indian Balti restaurants around. And the writing’s on the wall – Balti Towers has been showered with accolades and awards. For the true balti experience you should, of course, eat on-premises. But Balti Towers also deliver for free to the local area and you can now purchase Balti Towers’ signature cooking sauces to bring a little (or a lot of) spice to your home-cooking.
Some credit the northern Kashmiri-Pakistani region of Baltistan with the invention of
the balti, a term which refers to the thin, stamped-metal bowl in which curries
are so often served in. We prefer to think, as many do, that the Balti was invented in
Birmingham. With that in mind, if we were to nominate a flagship for the Birmingham
balti, it would have to be Balti Towers at 85 Long Lane, Halesowen. No joke, Balti
Towers is one of the highest rated curry houses in the West Midlands. Featured in
countless reviews in print and online, and decorated with awards, Balti Towers is the
Balti Towers’ menu features all that you’d expect from a traditional balti house, with dishes expertly incorporating spices blended the Punjabi way and low in fat. Hot and healthy is the motto. In fact, Balti Towers’ offering has proved so popular that you don’t necessarily have to make the trek to 85 Long Lane in Halesowen, on the outskirts of Birmingham, to experience Balti Towers taste. At the request of speedway champion and Balti House regular Jan O’Pederson, back in Denmark and homesick for his favourite curry, owners Habib and Sadique Mohammed decided to produce their secret sauces for the good of the broader public. Balti House cooking sauces are now available on Amazon and from several Midcounties Co-operative supermarkets in the West Midlands region, meaning that not only did Balti House garner a business award for their efforts but that customers can now enjoy the best balti from the comfort of their own homes. Just remember to turn the heating down.