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Curry in a hurry is a recipe for success for chefs

PUBLISHED: 16:52 16 October 2014 | UPDATED: 16:52 16 October 2014

Gt Yarmouth Borough council Curry competition held at Yarmouth College. Chefs and judges at the start of the competition.

Gt Yarmouth Borough council Curry competition held at Yarmouth College. Chefs and judges at the start of the competition.

Three chefs from Indian restaurants and takeaways battled it out to create a winning dish at the second Great Yarmouth curry chef of the year event.

The final cook-off took place in the kitchens at Great Yarmouth College with the chefs from Savoy Tandoori, Gorleston Spice and Jaipur competing in three categories.

Saiful Islam Khan from Jaipur, on King Street, won the best starter with his Magie chicken. The best main course went to Kayas Miah of the Savoy Tandoori, on Regent Road, for his king prawn jaipurn.

And Belal Ahmod, from Gorleston Spice, on High Street, won best innovation with his dish mafa munueg mossala.

Mr Miah, Savoy Tandoori owner and chef, said: “It was really good and I enjoyed it and the experience. I can display the cup I’ve won to the customers.

“I entered because I wanted to help my struggling business,

“I wanted to show people that I have the talent and we do things the right way.”

The competition was organised by Great Yarmouth Borough Council as part of National Curry Week to help raise further the food hygiene standards within the Indian restaurant and takeaway sector.

Entrants were only able to apply if their restaurant or takeaway had scored a food hygiene rating of three or more.

Late entry, Planet Papadum, on Marine Parade, brought along a takeaway to the final rather than cooking in front of the judges and were given a certificate recognising their entry.


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