Sanskrit is the ancient language of India and Hinduism in general, and the term literally translates as refined speech. Taking its cues from the language that is its namesake, Sanskrit Indian Restaurant, down Hall Green’s Stratford Road on the outskirts of curry-capital Birmingham, offers nothing but refined Indian cuisine that respects the ancient culinary traditions of the region while remaining unafraid to innovate. After all, Birmingham is replete with options for the discerning Indian gourmand, and Sanskrit, with its private-hire-ready premises and superlative menu, is ready and waiting for your return to the roots of Indian eating.
Dining in at Sanskrit’s Hall Green premises along Stratford Road can the way of the past or of the future. Choose judiciously from their busy menus, or take a recommendation from the helpful staff, and you can be transported to ancient India, dining on traditional dishes that have been handed down for generations. In much the same way that the ancient language of Sanskrit persists today in pockets across the Indian subcontinent. Or, take a leap of faith and go for some of Sanskrit’s less travelled culinary options and experience one of Birmingham’s best examples of Indian fusion cuisine.
A quick look at Sanskrit Indian Restaurant’s specials menu serves to demonstrate the traditional chops of the expert chefs at this Hall Green eatery. The Rajasthani Hara Mass embalms chicken pieces with fresh ginger and red chillies, simmering them all in a traditional coriander-based green sauce. Meanwhile, the Makhani Murgh is a north Indian classic that leaves charcoaled chicken to think about the deeds of a past life in a creamy tomato makhan gravy infused with fenugreek. But turn the page and you’ll find curiosities like the crispy Kenyan bhajia, or the pilli pilli mogo, cassava chips seasoned with a fiery hot Kenyan chilli seed sauce. It’d be a hard ask to find another such innovative Indian restaurant in the Birmingham area, and that’s already superlative praise for this Stratford Road gem.
We went to the Sanskrit for a quiet family meal, and this is exactly what we got. The service was excellent and the food itself was so nice I could of stayed there all night and just ate everything that was on the menu. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anybody and we will most certainly be going back there. :)