Hi, Curry. Is it true that chichen Tikka was originally a British Dish, I am told scottish is a more accurate?!

Question: Hi, Curry. Is it true that chichen Tikka was originally a British Dish, I am told scottish is a more accurate?

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Here is the history of Chicken Tikka Masala -

No, it is in the form wesee it today. it started off as a dry curry and a customer in Scotland, (a country in Britain, or the UK) told the waiter he wanted a sauce so the chef made him up one using heinz tomato soup (so the legend goes) there is also a fairly new curry from Scotland called the Chasney which is Chicken Tikka served with cream, yoghurt and mango chutney

It is the most commonly served takeaway dish in Britain

The word is CHICKEN.
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Hi. (Full stop) Curry. (Full stop) Is it true that Chicken Tikka was originally a British dish. (No capital letter for dish) but a question mark required.(It replaces a full stop) I am told Scottish (Capital letter for a noun) is more accurate.(Full stop, no question mark).
p.s. It is either accurate or it is not accurate. More accurate is bollocks.
No offence; the government has let you down through its interference with educational methods and targets.
Certainly Chow Mein was an invention of a restaurant in the USA. A similar happening could have easily repeated itself with Chicken Tikka in the UK.

No the Scots (one T) are not British, we are Scottish. Scotland is a country. There's lots of debate about where exactly Tikka Masala originated but it's widely accepted that it was derived after an Indian chef wanted to make a curry that wasn't too hot for the UK palette.


The chicken tikka masala is supposed to have been made in Glasgow, Scotland, and after European Union product protection as a result. To prove however is apparently difficult so has yet went no further.

- "Why do so many people not know this?"

Because you are taking Westminster's own political interpretation they conjured up and not geographic reality.

- "Britain only refers to England and Wales. The Roman province of Britannia only covered the areas of modern England and Wales. The area of modern Scotland was never finally conquered."


Are the Scotts not British? When did this happen?

Geri, i am well aware that Scotland is a country, but it is still part of Great Britain.
Note that Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are all part of Britain.
Apologies for the double 'T', eating too much porridge!

Not sure where it originated from, but if it was actually Scotland then saying that it originated in Britain is also true, considering that Scotland is part of Britain.

Why do so many people not know this?

The Germans have a word for it: 'Jein', which is a combination of 'yes' and 'no'. (Ja and nein).
People from Scotland are British, whether they like it or not. The English aren't the only people living in the British Isles.

I have never heard of that but I might be wrong. I do know that Chow Mein is actually American not Chinese. It was developed as an American version of Chinese food.

I think originally it was a British adaptation of Indian food from the old days which were brought back to England.

There are claims that an Indian chef in Glasgow invented it by improvising a sauce made from yogurt, cream and spices.

Possibly, any country that can add deep fried Mars bars into there cuisine is capable of anything

I am afraid you are wrong it never was a orignal dish to the british or the scottish. For one the spices used to marinade it do not traditionally grow in the british isles. It originates from South Asia.

It is traditionally baked skewers with small pieces of chicken, usually boneless, in a clay based oven called tandoor, after marinating in spices and yogurt.

Its the recipe that is is under dispute. And since there are around 48 different recipes for it. Its debatable as to where the original recipe came from. However the cooking method and spices clearly do not originate from the British Isles.

The literal meaning of tikka in the Persian, Urdu, and Punjabi languages is "bits, pieces".

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