Scottish Curry Awards 2009 Results

The results are in for the Scottish Curry Awards that were presented at the Glasgow Marriot Hotel, last week on Monday 18th May.

For the second year, the awards were sponsored by IRN-BRU.

The categories, finalists and winners are as follows.

Curry Lover of the Year Award
Martyn Wallace
Alex Salmond (winner)

Supermarket Curry Award
Asda (winner)

Team of the Year Award
Ashoka Elderslie, Glasgow (winner)
Chillies Westend, Glasgow
Bombay Joes, Dundee
Surruchi, Edinburgh
Cinnamon, Aberdeen

Chef of the Year Award
Jaffar Hussain – Kabana, Glasgow (winner)
M.Saftar – Taj Mahal, Biggar
Tejpal Singh – Ashoka, Glasgow

Take-Away of the Year Award
Kebab Mahal, Edinburgh (winner)
Tandoori Hut, Dundee
Balti, Glasgow
Chillies West End, Glasgow
Eastern Spices, Edinburgh

Restaurant of the Year Award
Ashoka Shak, Dundee
Mother India Café, Glasgow
Bombay Joes, Broughty Ferry
Cinnamon, Aberdeen (winner)

A special Lifetime Achievement Award was made to Mr. Ali Ahmed Aslam (who founded Glasgow’s Shish Mahal and has raised funds for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice) and the Curry King or Queen of the year award went to Mr. Balbir Singh Sumal (owner of Balbir’s, in Glasgow, and a pioneer in introducing healthy Indian curries).

So if you have one of these top restaurants and chefs close to where you live, why not make a dinner booking and go and find out what great curries taste like?

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