Hussain may not be in the UK, but he’s here in spirit!
Even when he is on a well-deserved break in the homeland, Hussain is practising his art and researching traditional recipes so that he can bring them home to Blackburn, and to your tables.
Take a look at these photo’s where he poses whilst making Lamb and potato curry and Lamb Biryani cooked in bulk for a big and typical family occasion.
The word “biryani” comes from the Persian word “birian” which means “fried before cooking.” Some think the biryani originated in Iran (modern-day Persia). Others trace the origins of the dish to Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan’s queen who inspired the Taj Mahal. She once visited an army barracks and asked the chef to prepare a special dish for the soldiers which provided balanced nutrition, and thus the biryani was created.
Whatever the origins our Balti House dishes started in Pakistan with mama Rashid and arrived with her in England where her children enjoyed her traditional cuisine and learned her skills. Transferring the tastes created in these giant pots outside to our super-clean Covid compliant kitchen takes some work, but it’s worth it so our Balti House family of happy customers can enjoy them too!
Hussain and his brother will always strive to bring you authenticity and quality and look forward to doing so for many years to come. We all wonder what inspiration Hussain will bring back this time and look forward to tasting the results.