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The Itihaas Christmas Menu 2023 is Here!

Christmas in Birmingham is a beautiful time; the Christmas market spreads across the city centre, the Bullring sparkles, and there’s a Ferris wheel in Centenary Square. After all the excitement, settle down for a celebratory Indian Christmas Dinner at Itihaas. We’ve published our Christmas menu so you can see what’s on offer.

Our warm and welcoming restaurant is the perfect place to get together with friends and family, to taste indulgent Indian dishes and impeccable service.

Explore the Itihaas Christmas Menu

Birmingham: Christmas Dinner at an Indian Restaurant?

Don’t expect turkey and Brussels sprouts on our menu: we’re here for flavour!

Curry at Christmas is a great idea: a meal packed with aromatic spices and a selection of tandoori-cooked naans, with sweet Gulab Jamoon for dessert. What could be better?

Christmas in India

Compared to other holidays celebrated across the Indian sub-continent, Christmas is a relatively small celebration. Christianity is the third-largest religion in India, and Indian Christmas traditions are sometimes similar to those in the UK. For example, churches decorate with poinsettia flowers and candles. Midnight mass is considered very important, particularly in Goa. A feast is served directly after the mass, with curries and delicious creamy kheer for dessert.

With a vastly different climate, the Indian Christmas has a different flavour to the UK’s. There are no pine trees, for instance. Instead, people might decorate a mango tree, a sacred tree. Many Indian Christians hang paper star lanterns between buildings at Christmas, lighting up the whole street.

Christmas Set Menu at Itihaas

Our Christmas set menu makes your festive dinner simple to arrange:

  • A choice between 2 or 3 courses
  • For parties of 6 or more
  • Served from 3 pm – 10:30 pm

All Starter and Main Course dishes are served as sharing platters, so you can try everything and enjoy a traditional feasting experience. Our 2023 menu has something for everyone.

Festive Starters

  • Chilli Paneer: wok-fried paneer spiced with chillies and Chinese spices for an Indo-Chinese fusion starter
  • Cod Amritsari: battered fish with a spiced batter and tomato chilli relish
  • Chicken Tikka: the Birmingham-born 70’s classic served with a minted chopped salad
  • Papdi Chaat: pockets of pastry with chickpeas & potatoes, smothered with tamarind chutney and yoghurt

papdi chaat with side dishes

Main Course

  • Dhanyia Murgh: Diced Chicken with a spicy sauce, a favourite of Northern India.
  • Rogan Josh: Tender lamb cooked in a red-hot onion & tomato sauce, spiced with garam masala
  • Makhani Paneer: Indian cottage cheese blended in a smoky tomato sauce, spiced with fenugreek
  • Makhani Dahl: black lentils in a tangy dhaba sauce, with ginger and extra green chillies
  • Selection of Naans: including garlic, coriander and butter
  • And more!

This indulgent festive dining experience is perfect for celebrating and bringing some cheer to the cold and gloomy Brummie winter. We also have a full cocktail menu including mocktails.

For an exclusive Christmas Dinner, you can book private dining in the Tiffin Suite. Enjoy a personal, private service with a dedicated bar.

View the Full Itihaas Christmas Menu

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