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Meet the Durham curry chef who is winning fans across India

From Durham city centre to an international festival in India, these chefs have created curry which is praised throughout the world.

Top cooks from popular Durham restaurants The Capital, on Claypath, and the Spice Lounge at nearby St. Nicholas Cottage were invited to travel across the globe to show off their best dishes in the country where their cuisine was born.

Syed Noor Hussain was one of just five British chefs chosen to show what the UK has to offer at an international curry festival held in Bangalore last month, which celebrated the best of British-style curries.

The Taste of Britain Curry Festival was held at the luxury ITC Windsor hotel in the city, which is modelled after the Windsor Castle.

“This was very exciting for me to be part of this prestigious event. I am always up for a new challenge, but this one was very unique.”

Dominic McAllister, British Deputy High Commissioner in Bangalore, threw his weight behind the festival, and praised the British participants.

He said: “It was a real pleasure to welcome the Taste of Britain Curry Festival team in the city of Bangalore. Curry, which originates from India, is now of course one of the most favourite food of British people.

“Taste of Britain here has demonstrated that, not only we have good curry in the UK, we have the best food on offer and best talents too.”

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