Britain falls out of love with chicken tikka masala

After topping the chart for Britain's favourite dish for over a decade it seems the popularity of chicken tikka masala has finally taken a hit.

PTI| Updated: Sep 28, 2014, 19:26 PM IST

London: After topping the chart for Britain's favourite dish for over a decade it seems the popularity of chicken tikka masala has finally taken a hit.

The Indian dish, unique to UK restaurants as a mix of chicken tikka with curry, failed to figure even in the top 10 of a latest survey to mark the 25th anniversary of BBC's 'Good Food' show.

It came at 14th place behind pizza, classic lasagne and spaghetti, in one of the largest food studies conducted by YouGov.

The Sunday roast, a traditional British lunch time treat, came out tops at No 1 voted by 43 per cent of Brits as their ultimate comfort food, followed by the pub food classic steak and chips by 35 per cent.

Another quintessentially English tea-time favourite scones, with jam and clotted cream, and apple crumble came in at third and fourth place, in the massive poll.

Chocolate brownie, strawberry cheesecake and the victoria sponge were the other desserts to make it into the list of dishes described as "food heaven", while steak and ale pie and beef Wellington came in at 10 and 13 respectively.

While many Brits say they enjoy Thai curries, chilli con carne, Spanish paella and Moroccan tagine, the results suggest that traditional British dishes were at the forefront of most people's minds when thinking of their best-loved meals, 'The Independent' reported.

A cup of tea remains the favourite way to wake up in the morning, despite the rise of the coffee shops on the high street.

Some 41 per cent of Brits prefer a "cuppa" to start their day compared with coffee drinkers at 29 per cent.