BBC News

Jalfrezi overtakes tikka masala as 'most popular curry'

Published
image copyright(C) British Broadcasting Corporation
image captionJalfrezi is a curry cooked with green chillies, peppers, onions and tomatoes

Jalfrezis have overtaken tikka masalas as the most popular Indian curry in the UK, according to a new survey.

Chaat! Magazine, the in-house magazine of the British Curry Club, found that the more spicy dish is now rated above former favourites.

Tikka masalas only made it into eighth place, with the madras at number two and rogan josh in third.

Bhunas, baltis, dhansaks, pasandas, aloo gobis and kormas make up the rest of the top 10.

73% of those that voted for jalfrezi said that they liked spicier curries with people in north-west England liking the dish the most.

Dave Jenkins, editor of Chaat! magazine, said: "It's really interesting to see that jalfrezi has topped the list.

"People have been depending on the milder curries for too long now, so it's great to see some more adventurous dishes topping the list."

The top 10 curries in the "top of the poppadoms" survey are:

  1. Jalfrezi
  2. Madras
  3. Rogan josh
  4. Bhuna
  5. Balti
  6. Dhansak
  7. Pasanda
  8. Tikka masala
  9. Aloo gobi
  10. Korma

The British Curry Club survey results are based on 1,058 responses.

More on this story

  • 'Curry crisis' tackled by college in Bradford

  • Curry is big business in the UK

Around the BBC

Related Internet Links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.