While I knew the dish was British I’d never looked into any origin stories. Very interesting - another successful culinary ‘invention’ in response to a customer’s request. Here, here!
Interesting story in the link to Balti, also. Thanks for posting.
P.S. I want one of those red shirts.
One of those dishes that I know are “inauthentic” for purists, but I love it. Fun story, and RIP to the chef. Never knew he was in Glasgow though - fascinating!
This origin story is curious, because to me ctm has always seemed a derivative of butter chicken, a dish known in India as a way of using up leftover tandoori chicken.
I doubt anyone would question its heritage. Ali would surely have knowledge of murgh makhani.