The inventor of chicken tikka masala dies at the age of 77. This version recounts how a British Pakistani chef, Ali Ahmed Aslam, proprietor of a restaurant in Glasgow, invented chicken tikka masala by improvising a sauce made from a tin of condensed tomato soup, and spices. Aslam died in 2022 at the age of 77.
Ali Ahmed Aslam was born on 1 April 1945 in Punjab British India he shifted to Glasgow with his family when he was a young boy. His father Noor Mohammed opened the first true Indian restaurant in Glasgow at the Green Gates on Bank Street, in 1959.
Looking at his father’s work Aslam opened the shish mahal restaurant in the west of Glasgow in 1964. The opening of the restaurant was considered his life’s work, according to friends, locals and family.
Though the origin of the dish is not certain, he is credited with inventing chicken tikka masala by improvising a sauce made from a tin of condensed tomato soup, and spices. He claimed he devised the recipe for “Britain’s favourite curry” after a customer complained that his meal was too dry.
Chicken tikka masala is a non-vegetarian dish invented by an Indian origin man in Glasgow Scotland this dish usually consists of roasted marinated chicken chunks in a spiced sauce the colour of the sauce is mostly orange in colour. And the dish was usually served with a butter Nan or roti the temperature of the dish while serving is hot and the taste of the dish is medium spicy with a little bit of sweetness.
The dish was popularised by cooks from South Asia living in Great Britain and is offered at restaurants around the world.
Even though the inventor of this dish died still it a dish is famous all over the world and many non-veg and chicken lovers love this dish and eat it with great pleasure.