Glasgow has been named Britain’s spice capital after a new study found the city likes their curries hotter than anyone else.
According to the research, commissioned by UberEATS, Glaswegians have a taste for spice leaving the rest of the UK crying into their Kormas.
Southampton finished in second place, just behind Glasgow, and were followed by Cambridge, Cardiff and Liverpool.
Unsurprisingly the poll, which was carried out via OnePoll, revealed that Tikka Masala is the most popular curry dish in the UK and that six out of 10 of us have a favourite curry house we loyally buy from every week.
Meanwhile chicken is the UK’s favourite meat and we also love a classic onion bhaji as a starter.
The survey also found that four out of ten of us usually choose exactly the same meal each time.
Us Brits love to show off though as the survey reveals as 17 per cent of the population will order a hotter curry than usual in a bid to outdo their mates.
Locals in Norwich have the mildest palette and Brummies order more curries in a month than any other city.
Recently Indian replaced pizza as being the most popular choice for a takeaway in the UK so Birmingham soon may have competition.
In celebration of Glasgow’s taste for spice, UberEATS has partnered up with Indian restaurant Tuk Tuk to cret the ‘Hellfire Phaal’, a curry that is twice as spicy as a Vindaloo and includes chillies that you cannot find in any mainstream supermarket.
It is so hot chefs at the restaurant have to wear protective gloves and eyewear while making it.
As a part of National Curry Week next week, locals are being invited to try the hell-like hot mixture of spices and chillies.
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Chef Deepak Sapkota said:
This curry isn’t your Madras or Vindaloo, this is much hotter. In fact, we have never served a curry this hot before here at Tuk Tuk.
We know our guests love spice as they’re always asking for an extra chilli here and there so we’re thrilled to be able to create this never before seen curry with UberEATS.
My secret weapon is always lemon juice, it sounds simple, but it’s a chef’s best friend when creating curry.
I’ve been cooking traditional curries for over 12 years. I first learnt how from my family in Nepal. I love Nepalese cooking and use a lot of those tricks in my methods today.
Toussaint Wattinne of UberEATS added:
It’s been great fun working with Tuk Tuk to create the UK’s hottest curry.
At UberEATS our aim is for our users to be able to enjoy the dishes they love in the comfort of their own home – so for those in Glasgow hopefully the Hellfire Phaal will live up to expectations.
Below is a list of the top ten cities that like the hottest curries:
If you think you can handle the space and will be in Glasgow, you can order the world’s hottest curry from Tuk Tuk by using the free UberEATS app.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.