Indians to enjoy a taste of Sheffield

Sheffield chef Allam Ullah
Sheffield chef Allam Ullah
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Sheffield chef Allam Ullah is promising to stir up a treat when he heads to India for the third time for the Taste of Britain Curry Festival.

He will be joining six of Britain’s best curry chefs at the Park Hyatt Hotel, Hyderabad, for the 10-day festival from June 12, where hundreds of curious diners can sample the British version of their traditional dish.

Allam said: “We have always had a positive response to the festival wherever we have gone and I’m really looking forward to visiting Hyderabad for the first time. It has a reputation for its food, especially biryani.

“I will certainly be sampling some of the local food myself when I get a few hours away from the kitchen.”

Allam is a relative newcomer to cooking having decided on a career change at the age of 22, when his father noticed his interest in the kitchen.

He added: “I have always been around the curry business because of my parents, who have been in the restaurant business in Sheffield for over 20 years.

“It is hard work but I am doing what I love and going to India again keeps me on my toes. My long-term goal is to win a Michelin star so I am just absorbing as much as I can at the moment.”

The family restaurant is Cutlers’ Spice at Gleadless.