Chicken-Tikka masala inventor dies at age 77
A family member announced on Wednesday that a Glasgow cook who claimed to have created the chicken tikka masala dish had passed away at the age of 77.
Ahmed Aslam Ali, who created the dish at his restaurant Shish Mahal in the 1970s by creating a sauce using a can of tomato soup, passed away on Monday morning, according to his nephew Andleeb Ahmed.
Prior to launching Shish Mahal in Glasgow’s west end in1964, Ali, who is originally from Punjab, Pakistan, relocated with his family to Glasgow when he was a little lad.
He claimed he wanted to give something back to Glasgow, his chosen city, by giving the dish as a gift.He unsuccessfully lobbied the European Union in 2009 to recognise the meal as a “Protected Designation of Origin,” joining other products like champagne, Parma ham, and Greek Feta cheese.
In2009, MP Mohammad Sarwar introduced a House of Commons motion for EU defence. Ali leaves behind three sons, two daughters,and a wife.
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