Le Creuset Balti Dish: Review and Use

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Le Creuset Balti Dish

Balti Dish by Le Creuset

Today we’re going to review Le Creuset Balti Dish, another, let’s say, exotic but worldwide very popular pot.

This pot has roots in northern Pakistan (Baltistan), but its real origin is still pretty unclear. It was created based on the different types of curry dishes, like South Indian dishes and Thai curries.

But, if you do some research on Balti Dish, you’ll find out you can use it, too, especially during fall and wintertime. And I don’t have in mind only Asian or Indian style dishes – you can make a whole variety of foods.

So, without further ado, let’s get to the point and see what Le Creuset Balti Dish is.

Important tip:
If you cannot purchase Le Creuset Balti Dish, since it might be currently unavailable, we encourage you to try Enameled Cast Iron Balti Dish With Wide Loop Handle made by Bruntmore. It’s of the same capacity and color as Le Creuset’s Balti – it’s even almost of the same quality.

The Balti Dish

Here we have the three-quart Balti dish, and it’s three inches on the sides. With these dimensions and shapes, it is pretty similar to a wok.

It has handles that are good for gripping even with a thick potholder.

Like all other Le Creuset items, this can be used on any cooking surface, whether a stove, oven or grill. Another important feature is that you can put it in the dishwasher.

Le Creuset Balti dish heats up quickly and spreads the heat evenly – from its flat base to tall sides.

Also, comes with a 10-year warranty.

Simply put, the Balti dish is a traditional pot for cooking and serving Asian-style meals, which got pretty popular around the world during the ’70s.

Testing your Le Creuset Balti dish

You need to try food prepared with Balti dish, to get the idea of how it works and all other benefits. For that purpose, I’ve prepared a simple recipe for you to test your new Le Creuset Balti dish.

The Balti Dish – Simple Recipe

Important tip:
Cook on low to medium heat. Always add oil or water when heating the Balti dish.

So let me let you know what you’re going to need for this recipe.


Here are the ingredients you’re going to need:

  • Garlic, four cloves
  • Ginger
  • Chopped onion
  • Green chilies
  • Frozen and pressed tofu (it’ll soak up the flavors a little bit better)
  • Coconut milk
  • Red chili paste
  • Salt
  • A teaspoon of Garam Masala
  • A teaspoon of cumin
  • A teaspoon of chili powder
  • Half a teaspoon of turmeric
  • Star anise
  • Cardamom seeds
  • Bay Leaf
  • Your oil of choice (I’m going to use clarified butter or ghee)


The first thing I will put in is my ghee and let the oil heat up in the pan, which goes pretty quickly. Then, I’m going to add the chilies, star anise, cardamom, and bay leaf, followed by garlic, ginger, and onions.

Next, I’ll wait a little bit for the onions to get clear enough and then add my red chili paste and all of my spices and mix this all together.

Next, I will add my tofu to this and make sure that all looks good and mix everything.

The next step is to add coconut milk and salt to taste, and again, mix all this.

I’m going to let this simmer cook for at least 10 minutes. If you’re using a chicken or beef, you might want to let it cook a little bit longer to make sure that your meat is cooked all the way through. Since I’m using tofu, it’ll cook a lot faster, which means about 10 minutes.

In the end, you get your food done pretty quickly. Serve it over the rice.

Final Thoughts

Making a meal using Le Creuset Balti Dish is quick and easy. The longest part is making sure you have everything and chopping everything up.

The main conclusion of cooking with Balti Dish is that it cooks fast, and whatever you put in, be prepared to act fast because that oil will heat up quickly.

Le Creuset Balti Dish: Review and Use

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