Hardly a new kid on the block, Adil’s - The Pioneers Of Balti Cuisine is back where it belongs on Stoney Lane, Balsall Heath, in the heart of Birmingham’s Balti Triangle. As the name suggests, this veteran is a prime contender for the title of first balti house in Birmingham, and having plied its delicious trade since 1977, it’s a claim with a lot of credibility. Specialising in the flavours of the Kashmir, Adil’s is renowned for its affordable and customisable set menus, an open BYO policy, and 24/7, 365 capability to satisfy your desires when it comes to fine northern Indian cuisine.
The first step in the creation of Adil’s exquisite curries and balti dishes is to make the masala, the spice mix. Adil’s - The Pioneers Of Balti Cuisine is an (if not the) expert in this founding step, using exotic spices and herbs typical of the mountainous northern Indian and Pakistani region of the Kashmir, balancing them perfectly before using them during cooking at precisely timed intervals. Whether it’s a milder korma, the traditional masala balti, or the vindaloo that comes with a strong warning for novices and a strong recommendation for chilli-loving hotheads, the chefs at this Stoney Lane veteran know how to fire things up. An original in the Balsall Heath quarter of Birmingham’s Balti Triangle, trust Adil’s to begin their balti with a balanced blend.
There’s a lot of playful (and admittedly somewhat bitter) contention among the many Indian restaurants in Birmingham’s Balti Triangle. This collection of streets in three districts – Sparkbrook, Sparkhill, and Balsall Heath – are home to restaurants that are regularly credited with introducing South Asian cuisine to Britain, and specifically the balti style of cooking. Adil’s has been around since 1977, and it’s likely that this Stoney Lane restaurant is where it all began. At Adil’s - The Pioneers Of Balti Cuisine you can customise a balti, choosing the meat, seafood or vegetables to begin with, the flavourful masala sauce of your choice, and additional ingredients. The menu comes with a handy spice guide so you’re not taken too much by surprise. Beyond this bespoke innovation, it’s worth checking out the chef’s specials, time-honoured Kashmiri recipes that Adil’s Tandoori and Balti House has honed to perfection.
Great evening from the moment we were warmly greeted to the moment we left a really top class experience. Food was brilliant service excellent can’t recommend highly enough.
Excellent prompt and efficient service and fabulous food. Waiters extremely friendly and very courteous. If you go you have to have the table naan - it's huge!
Great authentic cuisine wit really friendly and efficient service. Went there for a meal with the family for my brother's 50th and they really made us feel welcome. Would recommend.