Can you handle the heat? Toronto’s newest ultra-spicy food challenge is being presented by
Chef Karthik Kumar of the newly opened My Roti Place, on Queen West. It’s the seriously-spicy Agni Challenge.
Launching this Saturday, June 23 and the restaurant invites Toronto’s most daring eaters to eat the hottest roti on the menu.
Named for the Hindi word “agni” which literally translates to fire, this curry features 11 different chillies, peppers and spices and is reportedly 60 times hotter than a traditional jalapeno.
“The Agni Challenge is not for the faint of heart, for the chef or the challenger,” says Chef Kumar. “This scorching sauce blends eleven of the world’s hottest chillies, peppers and spices. There is a reason it’s made with gas mask, and it’s not for dramatic effect. We are looking for the city’s bravest foodies to put their money where their mouth is.”
“Challengers that can beat the heat, in 20 minutes or less, will earn a spot in the “Agni Hall of Fame.”
To be victorious, diners need to beat the heat in 20 minutes or less and will earn a spot in the Agni Hall of Fame, bragging rights, a $25 gift certificate, and a t-shirt. Not to mention, the Agni Roti that they just conquered is on the house.
Just note, “customers who think they can take a ride in the hot seat will need to sign a waiver before they attempt to consume the fiery dish.”
My Roti Place
Address: 406 Queen Street West, Toronto