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Spice up Durban with the Springfield Retail Centre Curry Cook-off competition!

Spice up Durban with the Springfield Retail Centre Curry Cook-off competition!

If you’ve got the hots for a good curry this March, whip up a recipe that would make the home of South African curries proud.

Durbs is the place for the ultimate mutton bunny, the complete chicken korma and the super spicy beef panang … so, if you’ve got a flair for Indian flavours and a love for gourmet food with a bite, share your favourite homemade recipe with us and you may be cooking up your prize recipe in March as part of the Springfield Retail Centre Curry Cook-off competition.

This hot and spicy competition is open to amateur cooks from the age of 18 years, where 12 contestants will be selected to make one curry dish from 4 of our categories, mutton, chicken, seafood or vegetarian (without rice or bread) for the top spot.

To enter, simply create an original recipe from one of the 4 food categories and complete the online entry form and upload your original recipe via the Springfield Retail Centre website.

All entrants should select their preferred category, title their dish (i.e: Madras Mutton/ Cheeky Chicken; etc) as well as create a team name (i.e: The IncrEDIBLES, Red Hot Chilli Preppers; The Spice Girls; etc).

The entries will then be judged and only 3 entrants per category will be selected to compete on Saturday, March 17th at Springfield Retail Centre.

All 12 successful finalists with then be allocated a number and time slot and be allowed to cook for 1 hour on the day, with the help of one assistant of their choice and with ingredients supplied by Springfield Retail Centre.

Prizes up for grabs in each category include R5000 in cash for 1st place, a R1000 hamper and set of Lassar Knives for 2nd place and R1000 hamper for 3rd place.

With amazing prizes up for grabs, get your entries in today. Closing date is Thursday, 01 March at 4pm.

T’s & C’s apply. The competition is not open to professionals working in the culinary industry.

For more information and a full list of T’s & C’s, please visit


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