London: A new study has revealed that Britons now prefer Korma over the spicy traditional favourite Chicken Tikka Masala.
According to the study of 2,000 people conducted by Indian food brand Patak’s, nine in ten Britons are too scared to try hot curries such as Vindaloo and many prefer Korma over Chicken Tikka Masala.
The study shows that Korma, a creamy and delicate curry at the lowest end of the hotness scale, is the nation’s favourite sauce, securing 20 per cent of the vote, followed by slightly hotter Tikka Masala, with 18 percent, and medium-spiced Jalfrezi with 8.5 percent.
A meagre 2 percent of Brits named Vindaloo as their favourite curry and only 0.5 percent picked Phaal, which is the hottest option.
Curry expert Peter Grove, who co-founded National Curry Week, believes that Britons avoid hot food because they like to “play it safe”.
“Korma is great but it’s a shame people limit themselves to just one or two dishes,” the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
“With so much choice available, there has never been a better time to try something new and be a bit more adventurous,” he added.