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Popular Indian Dishes in the UK

Chicken tikka masala is one of the most popular Indian dishes in U.K. and it’s been declared as a national dish of the United Kingdom. Recent statistics show that Indian restaurants- called as curry restaurants in Britain- serve approx 2.5 millions of customers every week. There are more Indian restaurants in London, than that of in Delhi and Mumbai together. In Britain, Around 43 million parts of chicken tikka masala are served every year.

Along with chicken tikka masala, jalfrezi stands second in the list of popular dishes in the United Kingdom, where madras curry is at third position and well-liked dish in restaurants. Seekh kebabs and vindaloo are also two of the favorite dishes in Great Britain and these dishes are served in almost all casual dining restaurants in U.K. Let’s see how much these dishes are popular in Britain. There is another dish that is very popular in U.K. and that is Biryani. Biryani is an Indian dish which became popular, as it traveled to many parts of the world along with citizens and emperors.

Chicken Tikka Masala in the UK

Chicken Tikka Masala is very much popular in U.K., even more than it is in India. Chicken Tikka Masala includes chunks of marinated chicken that are then baked in a tandoor. The chicken is marinated in the mixture of yogurt and spices. After baking in tandoor, chicken is served with gravy made with tomato puree, coriander and other ingredients. There is no any particular recipe for chicken tikka masala. There are around 48 different recipes of chicken tikka masala and common ingredient in them is only chicken. Sometimes, chicken pieces or sauce or may be both are colored with food dyes in orange color. You can also use foodstuffs like paprika powder, turmeric powder or tomato puree. You can also replace chicken with fish, lamb or you can make it as a vegetarian dish by adding paneer. 

Chicken tikka masala is the most popular dish in U.K. and it is one of the seven curries served in United Kingdom. The popularity of the dish in UK made Foreign Secretary to declare Chicken Tikka Masala as a National Dish of Britain. The dish is also widely served in India and it is much popular in Bangladesh and Pakistan too. 

Popularity of Biryani in the UK

Biryani is one of the most popular and ancient dishes in India. It became popular worldwide because many emperors and citizens of India traveled around the world and took biryani wherever they went. In India, you can find around 26 varieties of biryani. Different versions of biryani are introduced depending on the culture of a particular region. Depending on regions, there are various kinds of biryani like Kashmiri Biryani from Kashmir, Kolkata biryani from Kolkata and so on. Cooking process for all these kinds of biryanis is same. These biryanis differ in taste and flavors. At  Biryani King Restaurant in Navi Mumbaiyou can enjoy many varieties of delicious biryanis.

Biryani is a dish made with rice and meat. You can add fish, chicken or any kind of meat you like to the biryani. Method of cooking biryani is a little long process and need an experienced person for cooking the perfect biryani. Hyderabadi Dum Biryani and Lucknowi biryani are the most popular types of biryani in India as well as in the world.

Madras Curry in the UK

Madras Curry is born in India and Bangladeshi people in Britain made it globally popular. You can find East London’s Brick lane and Bradford crowded with Bangladeshi Curry Houses. It is stated that, curry industry in UK has created more than 100,000 jobs for South Asians. Madras curry was originated in South region of India and gets the name from city of Madras in India now which is known as Chennai. The name Madras Curry is not used in India, as it is found in restaurants in U.K.

You can make this curry as vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Authentic recipe for Madras Curry is vegetarian as it was invented in Hindu Culture. But you can add meat or fish to it. You can find different varieties of Madras Curry and its cooking practices. Indian cooking methods are somewhat domestic rather than a cuisine governed by chefs and restaurants. The main curry powder includes different spices like coriander seeds, chilies, anise seeds, cinnamon and cumin. You can make this powder by roasting all these ingredients in oil and grinding them together. You can store this curry powder for long time in a dry powder form or you can also make a paste of these ground ingredients in vinegar and store it in an air tight container.

Jalfrezi – Popular dish in the UK

Jalfrezi is one of the most popular dishes in U.K. This is a kind of curry which is made by frying vegetables or marinated meat pieces in oil. This will produce a thick, dry sauce. Depending on number of chilies you add to a curry, it can be a medium or very spicy and hot to taste. You can lower down its spice by adding cream to it. Jalfrezi also include onion, bell pepper and tomatoes.

Jalfrezi is believed to be invented from Chinese people and they made it as a way of using leftover meat. The name Jalfrezi comes from Chinese, form Bengali “Jhal”- meaning spicy and from Urdu “parhezi” that means suitable for diet.