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We all love a tasty, spicy meal in the colder months. South Africa’s rich culture has allowed us to enjoy food from all over the world, and a specific love for curries. With the right ingredients and some secret tips you may have picked up along the way, curry is a celebrated dish in many families all over the country. A good curry is a great achievement for the one in the kitchen, and making your own naan is a super-easy skill to add to your curry making repertoire. It’s time to get your aromatic spices on! We share a few of our favourite curry recipes.
Butter chicken recipes originate in India and bring some of the most basic flavours together with a bang. Butter Chicken or Murgh Makhani is a chicken curry in a spiced tomato, butter and cream sauce.
This recipe is faster than getting the take-away!
Allo Matar is a favourite in our home. It is also very quick to make – we even refer to it as our “curry in a hurry” on a weeknight. The simple, vegan dish with peas and potato – is filling and tasty.
A versatile and aromatic rice dish, that you can make with pretty much any meat or you can make it vegetarian. Perfectly served with fluffy basmati and freshly made naan. The perfect biryani takes skill – behold the ingredients list below. It’s the perfect cooking project for a cold Saturday.
Marinade for the lamb:
Soak the rice:
Ingredients for pre-cooking the rice:
*Note: The bay leaves, cinnamon sticks and cardamom pods are not meant to be eaten. Remove them or tell people to be on the lookout for them.