London, June 28 : Curry houses in Britain are in crisis because of a shortage of chefs to cook chicken tikka masala.
Given this scenario, Business Secretary John Denham has called for 1,000 British curry chefs to be trained as soon as possible.
According to The Mirror, Denham has sanctioned a catering industry emergency fund for the setting up of ethnic food courses.
The emergency move comes as Indian restaurant owners in Britain have warned they may have to close down because Bangladeshi immigrants who do the cooking are banned under new rules requiring them to speak English.
There are fears that the 3.2 billion pound industry could collapse.