Chandigarh, February 6
A Spaniard, for the first time in her life, got her hands on the popular Indian dish – chicken tikka masala. His reaction is sure to make you smile. Fatima De Tetuan (20) tried the recipe with naan in a restaurant in Madrid. Sharing her experience of trying the creamy curry, Fatima can’t believe ‘she missed the amazing food‘.
And her wide-eyed look after the first bite is sure to convince you that Fatima surely enjoyed her first Indian meal.
Her video goes viral as she exclaims, “This is the best thing I’ve eaten in my entire life.”
She captioned the video, “Can’t believe I haven’t tried any (Indian) food in my 20 years of life?”
Splendid with the taste of this traditional dish, Fatima now wants to try more Indian dishes as she asks for suggestions on what her next choice should be. She added, “Which one should I try next?”
Watch Fatima enjoy chicken tikka masala:
The Instagram post has received over 95,000 likes and over 7 lakh views since it was shared on January 24.
Speaking of the popularity of chicken tikka masala, it is served in restaurants all over the world, including Indian restaurants in the UK and North America. According to a 2012 survey of 2,000 people in Britain, it was the country’s second most popular foreign dish to cook, after Chinese stir-fries.
Moreover, the dish has taken on great cultural significance in Britain. It is widely regarded as the country’s national dish, and in 2001 British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook gave a speech in which he hailed chicken tikka masala as a symbol of modern multicultural Britain. He even offered his own simplified explanation of how the entree evolved: “Chicken tikka is an Indian dish. The masala sauce was added to satisfy the desire of the British to have their meat served in sauce.