David Howlett was about to tuck into his curry in Esher when he spotted what appeared to be the face of Jesus, on a naan bread (Photo: SWNS )

David Howlett, 34, was about to tuck into a rogan josh at India Dining, in Esher, Surrey, when he saw Christ’s facial features – complete with beard and flowing hair – in the blackened patches, British newspaper Telegraph reports.

Mr Howlett said: ”My wife and I were about to tuck into our food when I spotted Jesus looking right back at me. ”Needless to say I chose not to take a bite, and photograph it instead.”

Plumber David added: ”It was one eerie experience, given how close we were to Christmas Day.”

Indian Dining owner Asad Khan said the naan was made in the usual way, and was baked in a clay oven like other Indian breads.

But he joked: ”I admit the face does look strikingly similar to that of Jesus. Perhaps my chef has a direct line to the man upstairs.”