MORRISONS has launched what could be the hottest supermarket curry ever – after shoppers complained its Vindaloo wasn’t spicy enough.
The new Flaming Fiery Phaal is made with fiery scorpion chillies, which are one of the world’s hottest varieties.
The new £2 Phaal curry contains chicken, a tomato and onion sauce, spices, and fiery scorpion, naga and green chillies.
Morrisons claims it’s so hot it has to come with an eight chilli warning on the front of the ready meal.
Morrisons said it has launched the explosive curry after customers said its last attempt to create the hottest supermarket curry – the Volcanic Vindaloo – was just not spicy enough.
The Vindaloo contained ferocious naga chillies as well as whole fresh green chillies but the new Flaming Fiery Phaal is even hotter as it also contains scorpion chillies, which have landed people in hospital because they are so spicy.
Meanwhile some varieties of naga chillies are said to be hotter than pepper spray and they have also been used to make tear gas grenades.
Morrisons’ chefs developed the curry by visiting Birmingham’s Bangladeshi restaurants where they discovered the Phaal, which is known as one of the fiercest curries in the world.
Paul McCourt, from Runcorn, was one chilli-head who complained that the supermarket’s Volcanic Vindaloo wasn’t hot enough.
But he now admits the new Flaming Fiery Phaal satisfies his need for spiciness.
He said: “I’m a big spice fan and always enjoy a challenge, however the Volcanic Vindaloo wasn’t hot enough for me.
“I’ve been made to eat my words after tasting the Flaming Fiery Phaal.”
Vimal Dhananjayan, who developed the Morrisons curry, said: “We love to hear back from customers and were happy to take on Paul’s challenge.
“The difficulty when making a Phaal is to make sure it’s got as much flavour as it has heat. But we think we’ve pulled it off and we’re really glad Paul approves.”
The new curry is already in stores but is not yet available online.
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We’ve asked Morrisons when it will go on sale online and we will update this story when we hear back.
Morrisons is also launching Roulette Bhajis: a box of 12 onion bhajis with three of those being extra spicy for those who want to take a heat-filled gamble.
Roulette Bhajis will be available from the deli counter and will cost £1.90 for a box of 12.
If the curry doesn’t satisfy your desire for spicy food, then Tesco is selling what it calls the hottest ever crisps that are made with fiery scorpion chillies as well.
Meanwhile Pizza Express has started selling its spiciest American Hottest pizza in Waitrose supermarkets.
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