Korma and have a go - that's the message to Bradford curry lovers who are being challenged to eat a giant naan and help cancer research.

Curry house owner Mohammed Sadiq is hoping to heat up the Telegraph & Argus Bradford Can...Cancer Research Appeal by starting the contest.

His restaurant, Omar's Balti House on Great Horton Road, Bradford, is famous for its extra large naans.

And if anyone manages to eat the whole of the biggest version, which is 3ft by 2ft, he will give £100 to the Bradford Can...Appeal. The diner will also get a £50 meal voucher to spend at the restaurant.

Mr Sadiq said the restaurant was already famous for the large breads and claimed his naans were the biggest in Yorkshire. He said it would take a big appetite to consume the lot.

Diners can have the naan with any dish on the menu after 5pm. "We wanted to help the Bradford Can...Appeal but also give someone the chance to win a £50 voucher," Mr Saddiq said.

He urged students, families and even other restaurant owners to try and tackle the giant naans.

Appeal manager Tish Burton said it was a great idea and asked people to have a go at the challenge and help the appeal at the same time.

The Bradford Can...Appeal is aiming to raise £1million for cancer research at Bradford University's Cancer Research Unit and at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

At the university, scientists are looking into new drugs to treat the disease and at the hospital, the new treatments are tested on patients.

That means a pioneering treatment for the life-threatening disease could be found in Bradford.

Already £750,000 has been raised and once the £1million target is hit, Cancer Research UK will pump another £5million into the work in Bradford.

The naan challenge at Omar's Balti House will run until Christmas.

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