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a spicy Indian dish, stewed until most of the liquid has evaporated, and served in a woklike pot
(as modifier): a balti house

Historical Examples

Nothing can beat the Sircar mule when he is in good condition, unless it is the balti and Ladaki coolie.
The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler

These seem to be peculiar to balti; the horns are the same as the others.
Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon Robert A. Sterndale


a type of one-pot cooking from northern Pakistan involving very spicy dishes served in wide metal pans and served with nan (naan) bread
Word Origin

balti ‘cooking bucket’
Usage Note



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