Cooking up a storm in Birmingham’s Balti Triangle

Going for a Balti

Almost everybody loves a curry and particularly a Balti. Birmingham is where the Balti phenomenon first started, almost fifty years ago. No wonder the Balti Triangle has been listed in the rough guide’s 25 things to do before you die!

Andy Munro, born and bred in the area and author of the Essential Balti Guide and the definitive book on the history of the dish ‘Going For A Balti’ can provide a fascinating insight into the history of this legendary dish with an entertaining illustrated talk on the history of the dish and how a part of Birmingham became known as the Balti Triangle. This is topped off with a fun curry quiz with a prize or two (all proceeds to blood cancer UK). This is ideal for social groups, societies, clubs, etc.

Tours can also be arranged for groups of fifteen or more availability permitting and starting from £25pp including meal. Cookery demo, talk, curry quiz, etc.

‘Just want to say a big thank you for the talk you gave to Marston Green 50+ last night. So many great comments from everyone it was a brilliant night. Everyone said they had learnt so much.’

‘excellent talk, enjoyed by all,’
– Langley Friday Club.

‘Andy delivered a fantastic talk on not only Baltis, but the history of Birmingham and its cultural value. Andy made the talk completely relevant to our pupils who were then inspired to write poems and create art on their own relationships with their city. What Andy doesn’t know about Brum isn’t worth knowing!’

– Alice Paetel (Teacher, Queensbridge School)

‘What a great experience and thank you so much. That balti meal, twinned with your storytelling has to be one of our most memorable meals ever.’

– Blue O’Connor (School for Social Entrepreneurs)


To inquire about booking please email Andy at