The Chicken Tikka Masala, has its origins much closer to home – a Scottish diner who had ordered Chicken Tikka in an Indian restaurant, complained that the dish lacked gravy and the chef improvised with a can of Tomato soup, some cream and some spices to produce a sauce – 23 million portions of Chicken Tikka Massala a year are sold by Indian Restaurateurs
According to records, Britain’s first curry restaurant was opened in 1809. (the Hindustani Coffee House which is located in London’s Portman Square)
If your mouth is on fire, don’t reach for the water. Instead, choose cold milk or yogurt. Water will only move the oils around in your mouth increasing the fire.
There are more “Curry Houses” than in Mumbai!
Royal Tandoori was the 1st to introduce the open kitchen concept in Corby in 1988 when it was only a takeaway!
Curries can be very healthy and some spices could even have medicinal properties. It’s believed that the yellow spice Turmeric, as well as adding flavour and colour to curries, may also have anti-cancer properties.
The biggest ever curry was made in Singapore in 2015 and staggeringly weighed more than 15 tonnes. To mop up that much curry you’d probably need to use the longest ever naan – which was created in Canada in 2016 and measured over 16ft long!