In the run up to National Curry Week at the end of last year I noted that a survey carried out by popular Indian beer brand, Kingfisher, had found that UK diners no longer chose chicken tikka masala as their favourite dish.
Despite holding the number 1 slot for many years, it has been toppled by the new people’s favourite; the much milder korma. Nearly a fifth of those asked named a creamy korma as their number 1 choice ahead of the previous favourite with madras coming in third.
Other facts about our Indian dining habits were also revealed and it seems that as far as the British are concerned variety is definitely not the spice of life.
The survey revealed that around one third of people always choose the same thing when ordering an Indian meal. In addition nearly two thirds confessed they had never tried a vindaloo, one third has not eaten an onion bhaji and a quarter have yet to try a naan bread.
Here are those top ten ratings:
1. Korma – 17%
2. Tikka masala – 16%
3. Madras – 11%
4. Jalfrezi – 9%
5. Vindaloo – 8%
6. Balti – 7%
7. Bhuna – 6%
8. Dopiaza – 4%
9. Saag – 2%
10. Rogan Josh – 1%
If you are still debating your New Year’s resolution, perhaps consider trying something a little more adventurous from our extensive and varied menu!