A British Favourite

We thought we’d kick off May with a British favourite, Chicken Tikka Masala. After all, it was declared a British National Dish in 2001 by Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook. This delicious dish has been a firm favourite in Britain and is one of the most popular and well-known Indian dishes in the UK.

A great mystery surrounds its origin

The big mystery surrounding Chicken Tikka Masala is where did this great tasting dish originate from? Some say it originated in Punjab in the Indian Subcontinent, whilst the most accepted story is that it originated in an Indian Restaurant in Glasgow by Chef Ali Ahmed Aslam. His son, Asif Ali appeared on BBC’s Hairy Bikers TV cookery programme in 2013 explaining the story of its invention.

However, the question of its origin is still debated today.


Chicken Tikka Masala

Dish of the Month at The Jiyaan Restaurant, Soilhull



Jiyaan’s Chiken Tikka Masala

One thing that is undebatable is our chicken tikka masala served at The Jiyaan Restaurant, in Solihull. Our version is different from the westernised version and we stay true to the Punjabi style of northern Indian cooking and it’s delicious!

We cook the chicken tikka in a clay oven first and then add the special masala sauce … yummy! The dish is made up of great ingredients including; chicken breast, lemon juice, ginger, garlic cloves, ground cumin, paprika, chilli powder, almond powder, Garam masala, whipping cream, yoghurt, fresh coriander, fenugreek.

We’d recommend enjoying this mouth-watering dish with a plain butter Naan or a coriander butter Naan.

Spice Rating

We’d put Chicken Tikka Masala on the medium to extra hot scale … remember to let us know how much spice you’d like.

Try it today!

We want you to try our version of the nation’s favourite Chicken Tikka Masala so much, that if you come to Jiyaan and let us know you’ve read our blog, we’ll offer you 10% off this amazing dish throughout May!

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