Durban - HER name is Sheila Sewnath , she resides in Chatsworth, and you should know this because she officially has earned the title of best and fastest roti roller in Durban.
Sewnath was one of four contestants who participated in The Post Roti Rolling Challenge which took place at the Durban Diwali Festival at the old Durban drive-in site on Saturday.
"I knew I'd make it. I've been making roti for 65 years. I was taught from the age of 10 to make roti by my aunt. My mother was sickly, so I had to take over the chores, including cooking," she said.
Finishing off with a total of 91 points, Sunath and the other contestants were judged on quickest time to make 6 rotis , the appearance, roundness and thickness of their rotis - amongst other criteria.
As the winner, Sewnath wins a R1000 grocery voucher and a Wildcoast Sun getaway. Runner-up , Pranitha Ramith, walked away with a R500 grocery voucher and a two-night stay at Sibaya Lodge.
The fun continues at the Durban Diwali Festival 2018, hosted by the South African Hindu Maha Sabha. Now in its 20th year the event is taking place at the Old Durban Drive-In Site on Saturday. Festivities continue through today and on Sunday with an array of dance, music and more in offer , including more specials and giveaways at The Post stand.