Chicken Tikka Masala is one of Britain’s favourite Indian dishes, yet it has been hotly disputed where the dish in actual fact originates from. May say India, others say Birmingham and even Glasgow has made strong claims about it. We intend to explore the history of the Chicken Tikka Masala, Britain’s favourite curry.
Most people who are used to traditional and authentic Indian cuisine are normally not a fan of this dish, the main reason being that the dish itself has been ‘westernised’, by the use of more sauce, more cream in the sauce, more tomato and generally doesn’t have the same level of spice that many of the authentic dishes have. It therefore is far better suited to the English palette than perhaps a traditional Indian Masala. To demonstrate this, you will see the most other authentic Indian dishes are more spicy, much drier and have more vegetables and potato in them as a base.
Interestingly only relatively recently the Jalfrezi actually overtook the Masala as the UK’s favourite dish indicating that perhaps after so many years of eating Indian curries, the general public in England are now looking for spicier, more authentic ones.
We understand the importance of offering our customers a wide range of curry options, all of which can be made slightly milder if preferred or slightly hotter (Asian style) if you want the authentic spice sensation. Don’t be afraid to discuss the different dishes available with our waiters who will tell you about the history, the standard spicing and the spices that are used. For an unforgettable dining experience, visit us at Westbourne Spice for a taste sensation you will not forget.