Chicken Tikka Masala is apparently the UK’s favourite curry. That’s as maybe, but it’s not one of mine. I prefer the Chicken Tikka Chilli Masala as served by the excellent Cinnamon Lounge in Ripponden. Notice the difference? You will when you eat it!
Apparently the Chiken Tikka Massala was invented in Glasgow by an industrious chef who, when asked for some sauce by a customer who’d ordered Chicken Tikka without knowing what it was, mixed some spices together with a can of Heinz Tomato Soup.
So what is Chicken Tikka Masala (or “CTM” as it is sometimes known)? Continue reading