India is finally getting a flavour of the Taste Of Britain Curry Festival - with the backing of Prime Minister David Cameron.
This has been one of the top culinary festivals and events in Britain over the past decade and has spread to countries as far afield as America, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Spain, UAE and Eastern Europe.
It is fittingly now travelling to the home of curries, with top British chefs hoping to recreate an exclusive menu of dishes that have wowed gastronomes in the UK.
The event launches on August 23 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kolkata, a favourite Indian destination with holidaymakers on city breaks.
Seven British chefs, including Michelin star British chef Dominic Chapman, will take 70 dishes to India.
These will include high street favourites such as British Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb chops with plum and coriander sauce and Bengal Lancers shrimp curry.
British Prime Minister David Cameron, in a message of support for the festival, said curry, now one of the most popular UK foods, has become part of the British way of life.
Mr Cameron added: "Our shared passion for curry, as with cricket and business, only goes to reinforce the close ties between our countries."
Labour party leader Ed Miliband said that the curry industry has not only changed Britain's taste buds, but also enabled thousands to build businesses, learn new skills, train apprentices, create jobs, build communities, and unite people from different cultures.
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