Charity dish was hot stuff

THEY were hot stuff back in summer 2008; and 12 months later, the so-called world s hottest chillis have returned to wreak havoc on North Devon taste buds. Following the success of a similar event last year, Indian takeaway owner Azhar Ahmed has given sp

THEY were hot stuff back in summer 2008; and 12 months later, the so-called world's hottest chillis have returned to wreak havoc on North Devon taste buds.

Following the success of a similar event last year, Indian takeaway owner Azhar Ahmed has given spicy food fans another chance to sample his home-grown Naga Jolokia chilli peppers at a special two-night charity event last week.

Customers at the Taj Mahal in Bideford, were able to buy a freshly-cooked curry made with peppers plucked straight from the plant, with all the proceeds of every dish of super-hot curry sold going to the North Devon Hospice.

Around a dozen brave souls opted to try the chilli, which often measures in excess of 1,000,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) of pure capsaicin. Others bought chilli plants to grow themselves, helping to raise �220 for the hospice.


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