Balti on the curriculum

Part of Birmingham’s new vocational education initiative, the Birmingham Baccalaureate, includes instruction in culinary skills. Well known Balti Triangle restaurant Shabab hosted an instruction session for a video which will be used by participating schools. Andy Munro, Chair of the Birmingham Balti Association said, ‘As soon as I read that curry and specifically balti was […]

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Balti bake off

A film crew was recently in Birmingham to film yet another ‘Bake Off’ competition likely to be televised on ITV in early 2014. Filming took place at award winning Itihaus in the Jewellery Quarter and featured a French bakery, Maison Mayci, from Kings Heath who had reached the semi final of a national competition. Their idea […]

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An Indian curry on

Recently India played host to a British Curry festival ….. talk about taking coals to Newcastle! Apparently it was a real success and the locals loved the offer with Balti the named favourite dish. This will, of course, be a blow to all those overprice ‘authentic’ restaurants back in Blighty!’

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No Capital in Curry?

It seems as if Birmingham has, yet again, decided its ‘curry’ reputation is no longer important. Last year’s bid for ‘Capital For Curry’ was a last minute debacle with a last minute bid being rushed in with the inevitable ignominious result. This year invites have gone out early from the organisers and proposals to involve […]

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Balti provincial anyone?

A recent email was received from Susan Meacham who runs ‘Taste of the Raj’ in the south west of France. She was trained by a Gujerat chef many years ago and has run takeaway and delivery services for over fifteen years. She asked if we could authenticate the Balti dishes on her menu. So we […]

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Latest version of the Curry Bible

The latest edition of the renowned Cobra Curry Guide is now out featuring over 1500 of the circa 9,000 ‘curry’ restaurants in the UK. Based on reader recommendations, it includes a West Midland section that has several pages on the Balti Triangle. Restaurants featured are Adil, Al Frash, Al Faisal, Grameen Kadah, Imran, Kababish, Popular, […]

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A Balti too far???

A recent article on obesity unfairly targetted the Balti Triangle and attracted the following response in the Birmingham Evening Mail …. To: letters@birminghammail.net Subject: TAKEAWAYS Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:55:47 +0000 Dear Editor, It was interesting to read about the outcry blaming obesity problems in schoolchildren on the proximity of fast food takeaways. However in […]

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Curry capital fiasco

Birmingham finished a lamentable 6th in the latest competition which, given the half baked approach of the relevant agencies, wasn’t really a surprise. Not that ‘trendy’ restaurant Lasan could care as they patronisingly poured scorn on the many restaurants who serve up traditional ‘curries’ for their customers’ enjoyment. Surely,as a supposedly multi cultural City, we […]

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Turkey Balti anyone?

Remember those balti meals at Xmas? Bored with a plated dinner and the brussel sprouts? For those looking for a Xmas Meal with a difference, parties of between 20 and 50 can book a three course Balti meal (private room) with a cookery demo, a curry quiz and fun prizes. For more information contact Andy […]

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