|Alternative names||Fall, faal, phaal, phal, fal|
|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|Region or state||Birmingham|
|Main ingredients||chilli peppers (or scotch bonnet or habanero peppers), tomatoes, ginger|
Phall (Bengali: ফাল, romanized: fal, lit. 'jump' in Sylheti) is a British curry which originated in the Bangladeshi-owned curry-houses of Birmingham and has also spread to the United States. It is not to be confused with the char-grilled, gravyless, finger food phall from Madras Presidency.
It is one of the hottest forms of curry regularly available, even hotter than the vindaloo, using many ground standard chilli peppers, or a hotter type of chilli such as scotch bonnet or habanero. Typically, the dish is a tomato-based thick curry and includes ginger and optionally fennel seeds.
Phall has achieved notoriety as the hottest generally available dish from Indian restaurants. In 2008 in the UK, a charity competition in Hampshire was based on competitors eating increasingly hot phalls.. A Season 1 episode of Man v. Food in New York City featured host Adam Richman accepting a challenge involving eating a full serving of Phall at Brick Lane Curry House in Manhattan.
- "Advice for Eating in an Indian Restaurant in Britain". BBC h2g2. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
- "Curry lovers take on hottest ever dish for charity". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 2008-07-14.