Tiffin Cup 2006
Britain's top curry chefs will compete in the House of Commons kitchens today, in the Tiffin Cup 2006 the contest to find the nation's best curry restaurant.
Fourteen south Asian restaurants from the UK have been shortlisted from a total of more than 40, nominated by their local MPs for the final of the first Tiffin Cup.
The judging panel includes; Lloyd Grossman, Ainsley Harriott and Nina Wadia from Goodness Gracious Me.
The Tiffin Cup has been organised by MPs Michael Fabricant, John Barrett and Keith Vaz.
Mr Vaz said:
"The UK's love affair with curry has come a long way.
I am delighted to host the first Tiffin Cup grand final, which will feature 14 of the best South Asian restaurants Britain has to offer.
I am sure this will be a fun-packed evening that will highlight how far South Asian cuisine has developed in this country, while also supporting two very worthy causes."
The competition is helping to raise money for the Roko Cancer Appeal, which aims to create India's first mobile breast cancer unit, and TB Alert, the only charity which fights tuberculosis in both the UK and India.