@Zero4 thank you for your history lesson. I do know Adils, alfaisils, imrams, and saleems. All these claim to be the first balti houses and reside down ladypool rd and stoney lane. Connect that with kings and a couple more on Stratford road it then became known as the balti triangle. But I’m afraid there is a slight flaw. There are no Indians in that area. It’s populated by Kashmir people and the Pakistani side. This is the poorest side and is a big cause for war between India and Pakistan cus both want the Kashmir under their rule, but the Kashmiris want there own independence.
Also I lived on the 14 bus route which takes me through alum rock where they had their own curry houses. The dream house, Paris and the khyber house. These I would eat in regular firstly as a 15/16 year old and originally come in a crock soup type bowl. These curry houses also claim to be the first.
If you do go for a curry it’s probably run by Bengals. They’re easily to spot as they’re a small race of people and use loads of onions. I’m not a fan of these curries.
A lot of Indians live in handsworth smethwick area which birders the black country. Now these people can drink and love it. At the moment they’re buying up a lot of pubs and adding grills to them where they cook all types of Indian food, wings, drumsticks, chops, fish, tikkas, tandoori and curries. These are really taking off. Most have loads of teles in so you can go in there, watch the footy and have a beer with a mixed grill. My type of heaven.
Anyway, enough of Birmingham finist cuisine i ended up in a buffet style curry house. Again its run by Kashmiris. No alcohol allowed as its a proper Muslim place with its own prayer room. I find these far more authentic now with a few opening up lately. Took my 80 year old mom with us as gives them a choice of food to try. Both mom and grandson loved it.