Chicken tikka masala has long been one of Britain’s most popular dishes, but it has little historical connection to India. Photo: Shutterstock Chicken tikka masala has long been one of Britain’s most popular dishes, but it has little historical connection to India. Photo: Shutterstock
Chicken tikka masala has long been one of Britain’s most popular dishes, but it has little historical connection to India. Photo: Shutterstock

The history of chicken tikka masala: why Britain’s favourite curry has few fans in India despite its fame

  • Loved throughout the UK, the dish does not exist in Indian cuisine or figure commonly on menus in India, and Indians are not passionate about it
  • Some say Bangladeshi chefs who migrated to Britain in the 1960s developed the dish there to appease British palates

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Chicken tikka masala has long been one of Britain’s most popular dishes, but it has little historical connection to India. Photo: Shutterstock Chicken tikka masala has long been one of Britain’s most popular dishes, but it has little historical connection to India. Photo: Shutterstock
Chicken tikka masala has long been one of Britain’s most popular dishes, but it has little historical connection to India. Photo: Shutterstock
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