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Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala is an Indian-style dish consisting of chicken and a curry sauce, or masala. The curry is usually red or orange in colour, and is made of numerous spices, and often tomatoes, which give it the red/orange colour. There has been concern that the colour is often derived from artificial colourings some of which may have adverse health effects. The chicken is first cooked in a tandoor and then marinated in the curry.
There are many derivatives of Chicken Tikka Masala with different local names, such as Chicken Mukhni.
Chicken Tikka Masala originated in Britain, and is considered by some to be the national dish of that nation. Claims to be the birthplace of Chicken Tikka Masala range from London to Glasgow but none can be proved. It has proven extremely popular, and is now found in Indian restaurants all over the world. It is probably the most popular dish in American Indian restaurants also.
In Britain the expectation is that there will be some sort of sauce or gravy with food, and this gave rise to the meal, which is derived from a traditionally dry Indian dish.
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