Enjoy balti dishes at Indian restaurants in the West Midlands. A love of Indian cuisine unites most of the UK, but there is some dispute about where the nation's curry capital is. Leicester and Bradford would stake their claims, but Birmingham would be a strong candidate as well. Indian restaurants in the West Midlands gave us the balti phenomenon, taking its name from the steel pot in which the sizzling curries are prepared. These type of Indian restaurants started out in the Birmingham districts of Moseley and Sparkhill, offering freshly-prepared curries with large naan breads for diners to share.