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Raval Charity Curry

An award-winning North East restaurant has invented a new curry it hopes will propel Tyneside into the Indian food premier league – and help raise thousands of pounds to save the lives of sick children.

The Newcastle Curry is the brainchild of chefs at up-market Raval Indian restaurant in Gateshead.

Made using lamb, potatoes, carrots and asparagus, it is far removed from traditional British curry house fare. But restaurant owner Avi Malik hopes Tynesiders will develop a taste for the modern-day curry.

The dish – which Mr Malik describes as a “meeting of east and west” and brings together culinary influences from across India – is to go on the menu at restaurants across the region between June 6-12.

Proceeds will go to support the work of the Newcastle-based Bubble Foundation UK, and 15 of Tyneside and Northumberland’s top eateries and delicatessens have agreed to champion the curry.

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