More than a dozen Indian eateries in the North-east have been shortlisted at the Scottish Curry Awards 2016.
Thirteen takeaways and restaurants will represent the region at the awards.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Glasgow on Monday night.
Judges will visit all the shortlisted restaurants and takeaways battling it out to make the best curry in Scotland.
Shri Bheema’s chef Chiranjib Sahoo is the only Aberdeen contender for Chef of the Year.
Ballater restaurants India on the Green and Lochnager Indian Brasserie and Laurencekirk’s Alma Bar and Restaurant are in the running for Restaurant of the Year North.
Cinnamon has been named in three categories, Best Marketing Campaign for the restaurant on Union street, and Best Home Delivery Service and Takeaway of the Year North for Cinnamon@Home on Merkland Road East.
Eastern Eye at the Cornhill shops, Khyber Pass on the Spital, Royal Masala on Elmbank Terrace and Stonehaven’s Nu Spice are also in the running.
Two Inverurie eateries, Rajpoot and Shahi Darbar Indian, will face off in the Team/Service of the Year North alongside Aberdeen’s Light of Bengal.
Monsoona, on the city’s Bridge Street, has been named in the shortlist for healthy curry provider.