It was the first fusion food and spawned the country’s favourite dish - Ever Wondered goes Indian to explore the legend that is Chicken Tikka Masala.
Where did Queen Victoria acquire her taste for curry? Who invented Masala sauce? And how many tonnes of chicken does it take to make 70,000 chicken tikka ready meals a day?
In the kitchen, Alan Coxon blends his own tikka spices and shares the secret to tear-free onion chopping, and Kathy Sykes explains why those onions should be slow-cooked for maximum sweetness and just what gives chilli its kick.