Hottest Curry Challenge Will Decide


The claim of the “Bollywood Burner”, creation of top chef Vivek Singh of London’s Cinnamon Club is being put on the line as “the World’s Hottest Curry” in the XXX Extra Strong Mints ‘Can You Handle the Heat’ Challenge as part of National Curry Week in November.

Top curry chefs throughout Britain are being asked to produce a dish that can blow the mind in terms of heat when initially eaten but will not cause any lasting effects or health damage.

“This is subtly different from simply producing a hot dish that sears the lips, burns the throat and causes Delhi Belly,” said organiser Peter Grove. “Top chefs are masters of spicing and can produce the effect of tremendous heat on eating to satisfy even the most adventurous without any adverse lasting effects.”

For many years the “Curry Hell” dish created by the late Abdul Latif in Newcastle upon Tyne has been widely regarded as the curry to make you hurry, confirmed annually when brave souls accept the Curry Hell challenge. Rukon Latif disputes the claims of Vivek Singh’s Bollywood Burner and is being invited to join in the National Curry Week event to re-assert his dish’s dominance.

The ‘Can You Handle the Heat’ Challenge will take place at World Food Market at ExCel in London’s Docklands 26-27 November and top chef Udit Sarkhel of Mango & Silk and ex of Sarkhel’s and Bombay Brasserie, will be offering the carefully researched and built, benchmark dish on behalf of the sponsors to be challenged by Vivek’s new dish and those of other chefs around the country.

The XXXMints ‘Can You Handle the Heat’ Challenge is the centrepiece event for National Curry Week which is operated annually to raise funds for charity. The lead charity for 2008 will again be Oxfam.

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