World Cuisine - India
Or rather, this title should be shared between 2 countries, India and Great Britain. The dish in question is the chicken tikka masala that we all love so much. The origin of the dish is debatable, but according to Wikipedia, one explanation claims that it originated in an Indian restaurant in the United Kingdom. Rahul Verma, a Delhi expert on street food, speculated in 2009 that the dish may have originated - probably by accident with subsequent improvisations - in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh during the last 50 years.
When I visited London, the number of Indian restaurants pleasantly surprised me, and enjoyed some of the best Indian food I have ever experienced. I guess it would be the next best thing to going to India to try out the authentic cuisine there.
Needless to say, chicken tikka masala comes in many forms and there are a huge variety of recipes available. One thing to consider though, is the accessibility of ingredients, and keeping to its original flavors without having to spend a whole day in front of the stove. My conclusion for the ideal recipe was found in the Cook’s Illustrated magazine, but since the recipe is not available online for free, this recipe is very close, and the results will not disappoint.
Photo from seriouseats website
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