The Glasgow restaurant owner and chef credited with inventing chicken tikka masala has died.
Ali Ahmed Aslam, who opened the Shish Mahal in the city’s west end, passed away at the age of 77 on Monday, December 19.
Having been born in Pakistan in 1945, Mr Ali moved to Glasgow in the late 1950s.
As a young entrepreneur, he would go on to open the Shish Mahal curry house in 1964.
According to legend, chicken tikka masala was invented by Mr Ali at the restaurant in the 1970s.
He is said to have used a can of tomato soup to create the dish after a customer complained their meal was too dry.
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