Authentic Indian Cuisine


184 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 9NY

0121 452 1862

Akbar's Birmingham Menu

  • Popadom £0.75
  • Pickle Tray £1.50
  • Lime Pickle £0.70
  • Aubergine Pickle £0.70
  • Seekh Kebabs £3.50 Tender minced lamb with onions, herbs, fresh coriander and green chillies cooked over charcoal.
  • Chicken Tikka £3.90 Boneless chicken marinated in yoghurt, herbs and spices (ginger, garlic, fresh coriander, etc.) cooked over charcoal.
  • Chicken Wings £3.25 Chicken wings spiced in a yoghurt marinade with special spices cooked over charcoal.
  • Masala Fish £3.95 Fish spices with an exotic masala (special mixed spices).
  • Liver Tikka £3.90 Chicken liver mixed with special spices including ginger, garlic and fresh coriander cooked slowly under a grill.
  • Keema Cheese Samosas £3.25 Lightly spiced minced lamb, onions and sweetcorn wrapped in a thin crispy pastry.
  • Chicken / Chana Poori £3.95 Chick peas and chicken in a rich masala sauce garnished with coriander and served in a Poori (crispy fried bread).
  • Chicken Pakora £3.90 Spiced chicken pieces deep fried in a spicy batter.
  • Lamb Chops £4.25 Lamb Chops marinated in spices and cooked over charcoal grill.
  • Fish Pakoras £4.25 Fish cutlets coated in a spicy batter and deep fried, served with a fresh crispy salad.
  • Chicken Nambali £4.45 Breast of chicken pieces marinated, grilled and finally garnished with melting cheese. Served with fried onions, peppers, tomatoes and potatoes.
  • King Prawn Tikka £5.95 King Prawns spiced and cook to perfection served with salad.
  • Chapli Kabab £3.50 Tender minced meat with onions, fresh coriander and green chillies cooked on a Tavra griddle.
  • Cheesy Seekh Kebab £3.95 Minced Seekh kebabs mixed with soft melting cheese.
  • Mixed Kabab £4.50 Seekh Kabab, shami kabab and onion bhaji, served in a sizzler on a bed of fried onions.
Vegetarian Starters
  • Onion & Potato Bhaji £3.25 Onions & potatoes deep fried in a spicy Indian batter and served in a side salad.
  • Aloo Chana Poori £3.75 Mushroom and potato cooked with onions, tomatoes and garlic served on a poori (crispy deep fried bread).
  • Akbar's Special Veg Pakora £3.50 Onion, potatoes, mushroom, bhindi and paneer (veg. cheese) spiced and deep fried in a spicy batter. Served with warm salad.
  • Mushroom Pakora £3.95 Mushrooms coated with a spicy batter and deep fried. Served with fresh salad.
  • Paneer Pakora £3.75 Traditional Indian cheese dipped in spicy batter and deep fried. Served with freshi salad.
  • Aubergine Sizzler £3.95 Fresh aubergine cooked in a masala sauce served in a sizzler over fried onions.
  • Samosa Chaat £3.45 Sweet & sour, soft & pastry and chick pea salad mix. 
Vegetarian Specialities
  • Balti Palak Aloo Dhal £7.95 Spinach, potatoes and lentils cooked to a traditional Balti recipe.
  • Vegetable Makhani £7.95 A mild creamy vegetable dish with nuts, in a rich sauce.
  • Bhindi & Tomato Dopiaza £7.95 Okra cooked with ginger, garlic, onions and extra tomatoes, gently cooked together with herbs and spices.
  • Balti Mushroom Paneer £7.95 Mushrooms cooked in a delicate Indian cheese.
  • Balti Dhal Tarka £7.95 Lentils cookedin a Balti with fresh ingredients.
  • Chana & Paneer Masala £7.95 Chickpeas and vegetable cheese cooked in a spicy sauce, garnished with coriander.
  • Aloo, Chana & Paneer Balti £7.95 Potato with chick peas, cooked with Indian cheese.
  • Matter & Paneer Balti £7.95 Green peas, cooked with Indian cheese.
  • Aloo Gobi Karhai £7.95 Potato and cauliflower, cooked with green peas.
  • Vegetable Achari Balti £7.95 Mixed vegetables cooked in a tangy and spicy flower.
  • Palak & Paneer Bhuna £7.95 Spinach and Indian cheese, cooked in a spicy sauce, garnished with coriander.
  • Vegetable Dopiaza £7.95 A traditional curry prepared with double the amount of fried onions.
  • Aubergine & Aloo £7.95 Mixed aubergine and potato spiced and cooked.
  • Dhal makhani £8.45 Spiced Lentils garnished with cashew nuts.
Vegetarian Side Dishes
  • Dhal Makhani £3.90
  • Aloo Gobi £3.90
  • Aubergine Masala £3.90
  • Bhindi Bhuna £3.90
  • Palak Paneer £3.90
Original Baltis
  • Chicken Balti £7.95 Tender chicken cooked with fresh ginger, onions, tomatoes, capsicums and chillies to a general Baltisan taste.
  • Ghosht Balti £7.95 Tender succulent Ghosht cooked with fresh ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes, capsicums and chillies to a general Balti taste.
  • Keema Balti £7.95 Cooked as above but with minced meat.
  • Prawn Balti £8.95 Cooked as above but with prawns.
Special Baltis
  • Akbar-e-Balti £8.95 A mouth-watering combination of chicken, lamb, mushrooms and potatoes cooked with fresh spices and ingredients. Garnished with fresh coriander.
  • Chicken Tikka & Garlic Baltic £8.95 Chicken pieces, marinated in yoghurt, herbs and spices, cooked over charcoal and finally roasted in Balti using all fresh ingredients plus a large helping of garlic.
  • Chicken & Potato Balti £8.95 Tender chicken cooked with baby potatoes, garnished with coriander.
  • Ghosht & Potato Balti £8.95 Tender ghosht cooked with baby potatoes, garnished with coriander.
  • Chicken & Spinach Balti £8.95 Chicken cooked with spinach, ginger, garlic and delicate spices.
  • Chicken Tikka & Keema Balti £8.95 Grilled chicken, pot roasted with minced lamb, ginger, garlic and selected herbs and spices to create a mouth watering dish. Highly recommended.
  • Ghosht & Ginger Balti £8.95 Tender ghosht cooked in the traditional Balti method with a generous portion of fresh and fried ginger.
  • Chicken & Chilli Balti £8.95 A hot and fiery Balti cooked with peppers and green chillies, garnished with corriander. (Hot Dish)
  • Chicken & Mushroom Balti £8.95 Chicken cooked with mushrooms in a balti, garnished with coriander.
  • Ghosht & Spinach Balti £8.95 A very traditional combination of tender ghosht and spinach cooked with carefully chosen delicate spices.
  • Chicken & Prawn Special Balti £8.95 Spring chicken cooked with subtle herbs and spices with prawns. 
Old School Favorites
  • Dopiaza £7.95 Traditional curry prepared with onions.
  • Dansak £7.95 Persian style curry with a sweet and sour taste, made with pinapple, lentils and sweetcorn.
  • Korma £8.95 A curry originally for the British Paj in India. A mild and creamy taste (Very Mild).
  • Rogan Josh £7.95 Tender lamb or chicken cooked in a rich sauce using tomatoes garnished with coriander.
  • Madras or Vindaloo £7.95 Choice of two hot dishes cooked with chillies for a taste to be remembered.
  • Biryani £8.95 Served with curried keema sauce and veg biryani served with curried chick pea sauce.
Chefs Specialities
  • Chicken Tikka Masala £9.95 Chicken breast marinated in herbs and spices, cooked over a charcoal grill and then finally pot roasted with ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes, with a sprinkling of coriander.
  • Chicken Tikka Makhani £9.95 Mild chicken tikka pieces cooked in a clay oven and pot roasted in a mild spicy sauce made from tomatoes and double cream - all garnished with almonds and cashew nuts (Very Mild).
  • Roshan Lal £8.95 A spicy lamb dish cooked with onions, tomatoes and peppers in a rich sauce, garnished with onions and coriander.
  • King Prawn Special £11.45 King Prawns prepared in a subtle sauce of herbs and spices with onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger and Kashmiri Masala.
  • Chicken Jalfrezi £8.95 Tender pieces of chicken cooked with herbs, spices and egg.
  • Ghosht Paneer £8.95 Ghosht style dish with traditional spiced indian cheese.   
  • Seafood Balti £11.00 A mouth watering combination of prawns, fish and king prawns cooked in a subtle sauce of herbs and spices garnished with coriander and lemon. This is probably the best seafood dish in the sub-continent.
  • Butter Chicken £9.45 A classic dish, chicken marinated in butter, herbs and spices and cooked to perfection.
  • Shahi Seabass £14.00 Double fillet of fresh Sea Bass cooked in a delicately spiced creamy sauce. Served with a portion of aromatic coconut rice and garnished with chopped almonds.
  • Badami £9.90 Chicken, Lamb or Veg. These dishes are cooked with delicate spices and crushed almonds. The mild flavours of these dishes make them popular at traditional Rajasthani banquets.
  • King Prawn & Spinach Special £11.95 A combined dish of king prawns and spinach prepared in a subtle sauce of herbs and spices with onions, tomatoes, garlic and Kashmiri masala.
  • Venison (deer) £14.00 A traditional game dish in India for centuries. As served to the majestic banquets of the Akbar dynasty. As per traditional preparation of the dish it is cooked on the bone in a thick masala sauce.
  • Lamb Shank £9.90 Slow cooked lamb shank with Punjabi spices and rich flavours using ginger, garlic and tomatoes.
  • Lamb Chops £9.95 Lightly spiced lamb chops served with mashed potatoes and crisp fresh salad.
  • Grilled Chicken £9.95 Lightly spiced chicken breast steak cooked in a creamy mushroom sauce.
Gourmet Delicacies
  • Maghaz £8.50 A highly delicate dish made from sheep's brain. Pan cooked and flavoured with spices that will melt in your mouth
  • Paya £8.50 Several hours of slow cooking, these sheep's trotters absorb and acquire a unique taste that enriches the dish.
  • Haleem £8.50 A multinational dish, chicken, mutton, lentils and a wide range of healthy ingredients slow cooked to achieve the texture of a wholesome broth.
  • Ojri £8.50 A very popular dish from France, Italy and wider Asia. Very much a staple diet in post war England and highly nutritional. Only the best cuts of dressed tripe are used in this dish which takes several hours of slow cooking.
  • Nehari £8.90 A special cut of Lamb shank cooked until the meat falls off the bone and melts in your mouth. Served in a wholesome rich masala sauce. 
Back To Our Roots "Culinary Charm on the Bone"

Cooking Poultry is Game on the Bone is a centuries old tradition in and around India. The Marrow and Gelatine from the Bone add valuable nutrients and exceptional flavours to any dish. As industry leaders, we at Akbar's feel the western pallette is ready to experience the truely rustic authentic Indian cuisine. 

  • 1. Lamb (Namkeen Ghosht) £9.90 
  • 2. Venison (Deer Meat) £14.00
  • 3. Camel £16.00

Above dishes are subject to availability.

Desi-Apna Style
  • Tandoori Chicken Masala £9.45 Chicken breast over a charcoal grill and then roasted with ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes, with a sprinkling of coriander.
  • Karahi Chicken £8.45 Same as above but cooked with tender chicken.
  • Karahi Chicken & Spinach £8.95 Chicken Cooked with spinach, ginger, garlic and delicate spices.
  • Karahi Fish £8.95 Fish cooked with onions, peppers, tomatoes, garlic and ginger to create a rich authentic taste.
  • Karahi Ghosht & Spinach £8.95 Ghosht Cooked with spinach, garnished with coriander.
  • Karahi King Prawns Tikka £11.50 King Prawns cooked with onions, pepper, tomatoes, garlic & ginger.
  • Karahi Keema & Matter £8.95 Minced lamb cooked with onions, pepper, tomatoes, garlic, ginger and green chillies.
  • Karahi Ghosht £8.45 Meat cooked with garnished with coriander. (with a few bones)
  • Karella Ghosht £8.95 Combination of tender Karahi Ghosht with fresh karella cooked in a rustic traditional masala. 
  • Karahi Bhindi Ghosht £8.95 Meat and Okra (Ladies fingers)
  • Karahi Chicken & Keema Mix £8.95 Combination of karahi chicken and karahi keema cooked together for a unique taste.
  • Kofta £8.95 (Meat Balls)


  • Ras Malai £3.00 A traditional, cool refreshing Indian sweet - served chilled.
  • Gulab Jamon £3.00 Soft, juicy sponge balls served with hot creamy sauce or ice cream.
  • Kulfi £3.00 Home made Indian ice cream made to an authentic recipe - garnished with nuts.
  • Ice Cream £3.45 We usually stock all popular flavors of British and European ice cream - vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, mint & coconut.
  • Molten Turtle Cake £3.45 Deeply chocolate, enroved in chocolate and filled with a dark chocolate truffle, served wickedly warm unleashing a rush of molten chocolate to your wild delight. 
  • Gajar Halva £3.00 Traditional Indian carrot cake served warm.
  • Coffee / Tea £2.45
  • Liqueur Coffee £3.45 Fresh ground coffee with your favourite liqueur topped with cream.
  • Kashmiri Tea £3.45 Traditional Asian Tea, made the traditional Kashmiri way.
  • Lassi (Glass) £1.95 Traditional Asian drink - delicious
  • Lassi (Jug) £5.95 Traditional Asian drink
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding £3.45 A delicious suet sponge pudding made with sultanas, chopped dates and golden syrup, topped with a smooth toffee sauce made with real cream and butter (suitable for vegetarians) Served with ice cream.   
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Stack £3.45 Sweet and salty peanut butter crunch, light and creamy milk chocolated with a double layer of buttery caramel on brownie cake. Finished with honey roasted peanuts.
  • Classic Virgin Mojito £3.50 The Uk's number 1 mocktail refreshment with lime, mint and sugar for that refreshing long drink.
  • Raspberry Mojito £3.50 A fruity twist on the classic raspberries, mint, lime and sugar.
  • Passion Fruit & Mango Lemonade £3.50 The tropical fruit flavours of passion fruit and mango makes this offering a delicious combination not to be missed.
  • Pina Colada £3.50 The classic combination of coconut milk, lime, sugar and pineapple juice makes this drink a popular choice for a truly holiday experience.
  • Strawberry Woo Woo £3.50 A strawberry twist on a long drink classic of cranberry juice and peach.