London, Jun 1 (ANI): The world’s most expensive curry has been launched in London, and it costs 2,000 pounds a portion.
The curry, named Samundari Khazana, or Seafood Treasure, is a mix of caviar, sea snails, a whole lobster and even edible gold.
It is served by London’s top-notch eatery Bombay Brasserie.
Even though the expensive dish comes amidst the ongoing recession, head chef Prahlad Hegde says that it is still affordable by some.
“There are still people out there with money to spend and this curry is a real experience,” the Sun quoted Hegde as saying.
Hegde prepares the dish with Devon crab and white truffle, while his assistant painstakingly pressed gold leaf on to half a cherry tomato, its flesh replaced with Beluga caviar.
The chef puts four sea snails – abalone – costing almost 300 pounds a kilo into a sizzling pan, as another cook coated an 80 pounds Scottish lobster in gold, while a third deftly hollowed out four shelled quails’ eggs before filling them with more caviar.
“The idea is from a basic Indian recipe I got from my mum but we are using the finest ingredients in the world,” Hegde explained.
“The fish and seafood is marinated in chilli and tamarind paste, then I’m going to slice truffle over the top to give it a nutty flavour,” he added.
The five tiny shavings of truffle cost 90 pounds, while the shimmering, edible gold cost a staggering 1,000 pounds for just 10g.
The curry has been created to coincide with the DVD launch of Oscar-winning flick Slumdog Millionaire, which is set in India. (ANI)