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Bollywood Burner-World's hottest curry

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Indian chef cooks world’s hottest curry 

Vivek Singh, a London-based Indian chef, has created a dish that he says is the world’s hottest curry. It is so hot it comes with a health warning. Singh, who is the chef of The Cinnamon Club, has named his creation the Bollywood Burner—a lamb curry that was commissioned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Media to mark the launch of its new ‘Bollywood On Demand’ service.

Before ordering the curry, diners are required to sign a disclaimer saying they are aware of the nature and risks involved with tasting the curry before eating it. Inspired by Andhra cuisine, Singh uses the Naga pepper and its seeds, which, on the Scoville scale that measures the piquancy of peppers, has a figure of 855,000—over 100 times hotter than the better-known jalapeno pepper. “We found a list of the 10 hottest chillies and decided to try and use some of them. I think it will be the hottest curry,” said Singh. The Bollywood Burner is being submitted to Guinness officials for verification of its status as the world's hottest curry.


The announcement on Thursday brought an immediate challenge from Rukon Latif, maker of the infamous Curry Hell, who pledged to add even more spice to his creation. Latif, who runs the Rupali Restaurant in Newcastle, northeast England, said: "How dare they claim the Bollywood burner is hotter than Curry Hell?"

His father, Abdul Latif, who opened Rupali in 1977, would be turning in his grave if he learnt of the challenge to Curry Hell, said Rukon. "But we've been thinking of ways to make it stronger," he added.

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khau.khan's picture
One thing is sure, richard branson sure does know how to market the launch of a new company.I have heard that the naga pepper is extremely hot ! Bon Appetite!
vikas.kumar's picture
Branson is definitely very good at marketing...the use of the word 'Bollywood' is a smart strategy, what with the world showing an interest in the Hindi film industry. Haven't tried the Naga Pepper...
shantihhh's picture
Is this the Bhut Jolokia, world's Hottest Pepper (also known as Naga Jolokia, Ghost Chili, Ghost Pepper, Naga Morich), a chili pepper that grows in Bangladesh, northeastern India (Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur), and Sri Lanka? I have a plant growing in my garden that I over wintered from last season and it still hasn't produced a single chile pepper. I do grow the formerly hottest chile Red Savina, a habanaro of extreme heat. In February 2007, Guinness World Records certified the Bhut Jolokia (Prof. Bosland's preferred name for the pepper) as the world's hottest chili pepper. The effect of climate on the Scoville rating of Bhut Jolokia peppers is dramatic. A 2005 Indian study that compared the percentage availability of capsaicin and dihydrocapsaicin in Bhut Jolokia peppers grown in both Tezpur (Assam) and Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) showed that the heat of the pepper is decreased by over 50% in Gwalior's more arid climate (similar temperatures but less humid, much lower rainfall). Shanti/Mary-Anne
Petal's picture
Oh boy. All this sizzle, wonder whats the point, no one can eat this stuff, its just for records I guess. I can barely handle the jalepeno peppers !!! :)
Hyde.Ray's picture
man this looks reallyyyyyyyy hot!
Bollywood Burner-World's Hottest Curry