The history of curry & Brum’s love affair

Birmingham has become known as the curry capital of the UK with a wide selection of curry houses spread across the city. People from all over the UK come to Birmingham just to sample the authentic Indian cuisine that can be experienced here, but where did this love affair between Brum and curry from?

Balti houses began popping up in the Midlands city in the 1970s, and due to their popularity amongst locals, they’ve been growing ever since. The Balti dish was created by the local Pakistani/Kashmiri community that decided to bring a taste of their home cooking to the streets of Birmingham, by blending various herbs and spices to create the perfect dish that could also be enjoyed by the Western locals. The famous Birmingham Balti Triangle was formed by bringing together the Sparkbrook, Balsall Heath and Moseley areas of the city to form a triangle of Asian cuisine, and is a well-visited spot for food lovers. However, the heart of the city also features an array of award-winning restaurants that aim to create an extraordinary dining experience.

Birmingham’s curry restaurants are increasingly in demand, as Birmingham’s reputation for being the best of the best when it comes to authentic Indian cuisine continues to grow; it’s impossible not to visit the city without sampling some delicious food.

If you want the full Birmingham curry experience, visit Itihaas restaurant for a completely authentic taste of fine Indian cuisine. Tantalise your taste buds with our lunch menu or go for the full fine-dining experience of an evening meal. You’ll be surrounded by enchanting historical décor with a modern twist, to really set the mood as you dine. Book now for your Itihaas experience!

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