Post-war migration to Britain saw many arrivals from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, who in turn brought incredible cuisine with them. And since the 1970s, south Birmingham became the birthplace of the Balti, named after the bowl it is served in. Cue national obsession. Ever since, multicultural Brum has been serving sensational South Asian dishes singing with coriander, cardamom, cumin and cloves.
Clearly if you live anywhere near Birmingham and you care even slightly for curry, you are in the right place. Baltis, thalis, vegetarian, street food, fine dining – it’s all right here in our fair city.