If there’s anywhere that’s taking responsibility for introducing the Balti method of cooking to the UK, you’re looking at it. Established way back in 1977, Adil’s was a pioneer in the Balti scene, claiming that it was on their very premise that the whole Balti revolution was born. And when they’re as good as they are here, who are we to argue; with decades under their belts, Adil’s have proven that Baltis are a well-loved, winning recipe and are using their experience to turn out some of the very best in town.
From their inception, Adil’s have been using the same unique style of cooking. Their Baltis are made in a traditional way inspired by cookery in Northern Kashmir, with a technical blend of different herbs and fragrant spices. The result is an absolute tour de force; a menu jam packed with dishes to suit all tastes, each created with a meticulous degree of attention.
If you’ve come here to get your first serving of the Balti life, you’re in good hands. Adil’s have created a “build it yourself” sort of menu, which encourages you to choose your main meat, fish or vegetable topping, a sauce (ranging from a creamy kurma to a fiery madras), and any additional toppings that might tickle your fancy (things like spinach, aloo and chana). It’s a winning formula, giving you control to order whatever takes your fancy on any given day.
For anyone feeling adventurous, there’s a selection of chef specials that are well worth your attention. The Balti Tropical is up there with our favourites: A flamboyant selection of chicken, prawns, meat and vegetables, cooked in a richly sweet house balti sauce. And for fish fanatics, the Balti Muchi Special is for you: a medley fresh prawn, white fish, and king prawns tossed in a mixture of refreshing herbs, spices and a generous smothering of balti sauce to finish.
To get a real taste of Birmingham’s all important Balti scene, then this has got to be on your hit-list.