The hottest competition in Aberdeen launched yesterday.
Aberdeen’s Best Curry Awards were launched at a civic reception at the Town House, where organisers vowed to make the event “bigger, better and more delicious” than last year’s inaugural competition.
Cafe Bombay won the contest last year, and now all Indian, Thai, Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Nepalese restaurants and takeaways are being urged to get involved.
Awards organiser Sumon Hoque said: “We intend to make the awards bigger, better and more delicious after the amazing success of last year’s inaugural competition.
“The awards raised more than £10,000 for charity and this year we want to double that amount.”
The competition is run by Aberdeen Lions Club and sponsored by Aberdeen Inspired.
The public can nominate takeaways and restaurants across the north-east until June 25, when the voting will begin.
The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Beach Ballroom on October 14, to coincide with national curry week.
All money raised from the event will be donated to three charities, the British Asian Trust – who work to support mental health problems in south-east Asia – Menthal Health Aberdeen and one chosen by the winner.