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Indian restaurant wins 'healthiest' award in UK

india Updated: Apr 28, 2009 07:19 IST

Lasan, a prominent Indian restaurant based in Birmingham, has been adjudged as one of the healthiest restaurants in the UK by the Men's Health magazine.

The restaurant was commended at the magazine's third annual Healthiest Restaurants Awards 2009 for its healthy dishes and aromatic flavours.

The awarding panel said that the restaurant, combined with its modern and minimalist decor, was a "proof that the Midlands was the place to go for wholesome and tasty curries".

The judging panel was made up of gastronomic experts, including Observer food critic, Jay Rayner, founder of the Food Doctor Nutrition Clinic, Ian Marber and winner of the Gordon Ramsay Scholarship and head chef at Launceston Place, Tristan Welch.

Chef director at Lasan, Aktar Islam, said, "As Indian food is the nation's number one choice, people are delighted that we offer a guilt-free way to enjoy their favourite meal.

"We set out to serve the most authentic Indian dishes, regularly visiting India to gain inspiration and build upon traditional cooking methods. We hand-pick the specialties from across India's regions and bring them to our menu with a healthy approach in mind."

Lasan has earlier received several other recognition including recommendations in the Michelin Guide and a listing in The Independent and The Times Top 10 Indian Restaurants in the UK. It has also won the British Curry Award for two consecutive years.

"We are delighted that our healthy approach is being recognised, first by Warwick University Medical School, who we worked in partnership to create the Spice for Life cookbook, and now by some of the country's most influential foodies in Men's Health magazine," Islam said.

Last year, it won Best Hospitality Business of the Year at the Asian Business Awards and Best Service and Rising Star at Taste of Birmingham.