BRITAIN'S favourite food, chicken tikka masala, will be sold in India for the first time.
Family-run curry house Nawaab, which has a branch in Huddersfield, is to open its next outlet in Delhi - believed to be India's first UK-based Asian restaurant.
And as well as selling traditional India food they will also be putting British favourites, including tikka massala and lamb korma on the menu.
The move is part of a five-year plan by the company, which has outlets in Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Manchester and Spain, to extend its network of restaurants around the world.
Nawaab's founder and chairman, Mahboob Hussain Senior, said he believed the move by a UK-based Asian restaurant into India was the first of its kind.
As well as launching in Delhi, Nawaab is also planning to open in Mumbai, Barcelona and Ukraine.
Mr Hussain said the Delhi restaurant would serve traditional Indian food but would also offer popular dishes created for the UK market, such as chicken tikka masala.
"We'll be serving traditional dishes which will be popular for Indian people," he said.
"But chefs will also be doing European and English style Indian
food so people can have their own choice of food."
The Nawaab group of restaurants was founded by Mr Hussain in 1987 and has grown to boast 150 staff and a multi-million pound turnover.
Mr Hussain wants to build on success in Spanish destinations such as Benidorm and Majorca.