Video: Brummies unveil their favourite curry dish as a new Indian restaurant opens in the Mailbox

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We take a look at Birmingham’s enduring love of curries and Indian food as a new restaurant opens at the Mailbox

Birmingham, arguably the true curry capital of the UK, continues to impress with its diverse array of Indian eateries. From the humble balti houses of the Balti Triangle to fine dining experiences at Michelin-starred venues like Opheem, the city's love for Indian cuisine shows no sign of slowing down.

Everyone has their favourite flavour. Home of the Balti, Birmingham embraces curry like no other city in the UK. Now, the latest addition to Birmingham's culinary map is Dil Se Mailbox, which promises to bring the delicate flavours of South India right to the heart of the city.

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Mohammad Ibrar Moeen Butt, Assistant Manager for Dil Se, says: “Birmingham has some amazing spots for food and culture and we want to add to that in the city. As well as bringing the best of the North Indian dishes for the curry lovers, we really want to showcase the South Indian cuisine and culture into this city”

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Birmingham's favourite curries

Birmingham's love for curry dates back to the 1940s when South Asian immigrants introduced their culinary traditions. The iconic Balti Triangle emerged in the 1970s, solidifying the city's status as the UK's curry capital.

Over the years, Birmingham's Indian dining scene has evolved, with Michelin-starred restaurants like Opheem leading the way, and others such as Asha's becoming a haven for celebrities from across the world. This blend of culinary innovation and cultural integration has made Birmingham a paradise for curry lovers.

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Tarandeep Sandher, Restaurant Manager, says: “Dilse offers a wide range of an Indian and modern menu. From traditional Indian curries, dosa, thali’s, that have a selection of South Indian curries and sweets, to your popular brunch and afternoon stands. You get that end feel for an affordable visit.”

Birmingham's unwavering love for curry should mean a warm welcome for Dil Se Mailbox, who will have a lot to live up to considering the range of options. Others may claim to hold the title but taking everything into consideration it's fair to say that Birmingham is the truth capital of curry here in the UK.

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