AN award winning curry chef from Halesowen is preparing to cook up a storm in India for this year’s Taste of Britain Curry Festival.

Kayum Ali, who is executive chef at the Spice Fusion, is among five British chefs to show off his skills at the festival next month.

The Taste of Britain Curry Festival will showcase the best of British curry in March at the five star luxury hotel, Hyatt Regency Chandigarh, India.

The curry chefs’ team will be headed by Abul Monsur, one of the most experienced and celebrated curry chefs in the UK who is the head chef for Kent’s iconic restaurant the Taj Cuisine of Chatham.

Chef Kayum Ali said: “It’s a great honour to be selected to represent Great Britain at this festival. I am really looking forward to cooking for a new audience, especially at the Hyatt Regency Chandigarh, which is acknowledged as the best hotels in the city.

Chef Kayum and his colleagues will produce a range of new dishes giving a spicy twist to traditional British meals as well as classic high street favourites like Chicken Tikka Masala, Balti and Vindaloo.

A highly acclaimed Michelin Starred chef Rupert Rowley, who has worked with many globally famous chefs, including Gordon Ramsey and Raymond Blanc will accompany team to India. Derbyshire chef Rupert is well known for his passion for foods and creativity in the culinary world.

Rupert will be showcasing traditional English cuisine in the hotel’s European restaurant, while his colleagues will offer contemporary British Indian food in the Urban Café restaurant.

Festival organiser and the editor of Curry Life Magazine, Syed Belal Ahmed, said: “The experience of the Taste of Britain Curry Festival is one not to be missed – our food festivals are outpourings of incredible flavours. You will find finest food brought to you by chefs with a real passion and talent.”