The UK has tons of Indian restaurants specializing in Indian curry throughout the country. The considerable number of Indians living in the UK means a lot of Indians prepare their own Indian curries at home. Extending the boundaries, we have seen a surge in Indian restaurants making Indian cuisine available at every nook and corner of the country. An increasing number of Indian restaurants signifies that Indian curries are loved by the Brits. Globally, as well, Indian cuisine needs no introduction as Indian food is prominent. Not only are Indian curries delectable, but they are easy to cook as they require few ingredients and almost anyone can learn to cook Indian cuisine.
As per the study, the most popular cuisine in the UK after Chinese and Italian is Indian cuisine. One of the main reasons for the popularity of Indian food is that Indian cuisine is easy to prepare at home. You can prepare the whole meal quickly, but importantly, it is quite portable. Indian meals are very easy to eat on the go. For example, you can pick instant Indian curry sauce from a local supermarket and have it straight from the packet while traveling on the bus or train. Comparatively, a typical Indian curry dish is cheaper, making Indian food accessible and a great choice for anyone on a tight budget.
In the 1600s, when the British invaded India, they had to adjust to the spicy nature of Indian food prepared by Indian cooks. In 1947, Brits went back to their country, and they might have missed the different flavors of Indian cuisine they became habitual of during their tenure. Before the Suez Canal began to function in 1869, British officers visiting India traveled about 4,500 miles over the course of a months-long sea journey. That is thought to be the fundamental reason why their ladies remained in England.
Those who were hooked on Indian food either married Indian women or hired Indian cooks. Some books tell how Brits were taken over by the Indian food and their resistance to resort to eating fish and chips. This led to the use of Indian spices in British foods and British wives learning to prepare Indian cuisine from Indian food specialists, giving birth to a new Anglo-Indian cuisine.
The word ‘Curry’ originates from the Tamil ‘Kari’ thick gravy used with rice. As per historians, back in the 18th century, the curry was introduced by British officers along with Indian chefs. In no time, British officers' love for curry grew rapidly, prompting Indian merchants to manufacture Garam Masala powder for the English officers to take back home. The British also sold these homemade masala powders to others, making the new fusion of cooking styles more popular.
Though England as a country has its own different cuisine, its old-age ties with India and love for Indian spices have helped sensationalize Indian food in the UK. The quip that Britain's national meal is Chicken Tikka Masala, not Fish and Chips, speaks eloquently about the influence of Indian cuisine here.
On top of curry dishes, additional national favorites, including bread curries and rice meals, are prepared in households all over India. Biryanis, Pulaos, Butter Chicken, Chicken Rogan Josh, Tandoori naans, and other classic Indian cuisines are also available. In Britain today, there are many different cuisines, with more complex interpretations of these cuisines gaining center stage, as evidenced by the surge in popularity of Bangladeshi and Pakistani cuisine. Though most people identify Indian cuisine with South Asia, the UK has its own distinctive take on it that honors its varied history and culture.
Amchur Restaurant & Bar is one of the popular Indian restaurants which provides not only Indian cuisines but also Nepalese and Oriental cuisines with a contemporary approach which are not only healthy but also immensely delicious to the customers who have visited and dined at the restaurant. Amchur Restaurant & Bar provides dine-in service along with takeaway and delivery service. If you like to try out the takeaway or delivery you can place an order by clicking here. You can also reserve a table for your family or friends by clicking here.
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