THIS week marks the 21st National Curry week in the UK and to celebrate here put are a few key facts about the beloved takeaway.
Here are some curry facts you may not know:
Data shows that one in seven curries sold in the UK is a chicken tikka masala - making it the UK's most popular Indian dish.
The world's hottest curry is believed to be the widower curry which is made with 20 infinity chillies which are exceptionally hot.
But according to a poll carried out by BBC Radio 2, the Nation’s Favourite British Indian curry was the jalfrezi.
In the UK, we spend over £250 million a year on Indian food and is home to around 9,000 curry houses and restaurants.
London contains more Indian restaurants than Mumbai and Delhi combined.
There are two Indian restaurants to every Chinese restaurant
We crave a curry mainly due to the fact that the spices arouse and stimulate the taste buds.
Two thirds of all takeaways in the UK are Indian food.
Vindaloo isn’t actually the hottest of curries – it’s Phaal, which is rarely served in Britain because of its heat.
The largest curry in the UK was made in 2005 and weighed 10.3 tonnes.
So when you are enjoying your next dorset caravan holiday forget the cooking and visit one of the lovely Indian restaurants in Bridport just a couple of miles away from Gorselands