It is National Curry Week but there is some disturbing curry-related news emanating from the British public that could just sour what should be a glorious seven days.
People are, of course, allowed to eat what they want, they can like what they like, but we have to question the judgement of the UK population when it comes to the noble curry.
Of the plethora of options available to people when considering your choice of Indian food, the majority opt to avoid taste, spice, flavour, what a curry should really be about.
They go for a korma.
Maybe the lack of taste and flavour is a bit harsh, there is something to be said for the creamy pleasures of a korma, but the most popular curry in the country? Really?
According to research carried out by Just Eat, this is the case – not only is the korma the most ordered Indian dish on the site, it came out top of a separate poll of the UK’s favourite curry.
So it matters not what I think of the bland, insipid dish, the people have spoken and the korma is king.
There is not a Vindaloo in sight of the top 10 so it is clear that the British public prefer the milder options on the menu.
Tikka Massala and Rogan Josh take second and third spot in the country’s favourite curries, with Madras at number eight being the first really spicy option to get a mention.
However, there is a discrepancy between what people say they like and what they actually go ahead and order.
Korma and Tikka Massala also come out as the top two most ordered curries, but Madras jumps right up to third in this list, suggesting it is a bit more popular than the general survey suggests.
However, the Vindaloo remains off the charts. Fat Les will be furious.
If you are thinking about expanding your options when it comes to curry then Just Eat have also put together this clever tool to take you through the various tastes and flavours on offer.
If you want something a bit smokier, creamier, hotter, with more coconut or whatever you can think of, the tool will let you know.
It might be worth educating yourself as Just Eat’s research suggests a fifth of Britons cannot name a single type of curry. Madness!