London: A British-themed restaurant in Manhattan has made a phaal so hot it includes the Indian Bhut Naga Jolokia chilli, which is used to make tear gas.

The curry measures one million units on the Scoville scale - and chefs at the Brick Lane Curry House, named after the East London street known as a UK mecca for a "ruby murray", wear masks to cook it, reported a daily.

Made using eight chillies, the dish has left New York diners vomiting, crying and sweating profusely. Some have hallucinated and two were rushed to hospital.

The paste is prepared over several hours by executive chef Praveen Pendankar, who has spent 20 years perfecting the dish. The curry, which costs 12 pounds, is available with all meats, including goat, plus cheese or vegetables.

Every customer who clears their plate gets a free beer, a certificate and place in the "Phaal of Fame."


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