Recipe: Genuine Kaapse curry

2014-08-22 11:00

Sophia Lindop’s new beautifully photographed book, Cape Town: Flavours and Traditions, is a must-have compilation of authentic Cape food.

From ostrich fillet with onion marmalade to Smoorsnoek Parcels, it’s all simple food with an emphasis on local ingredients.

But no Cape Town cookbook is complete without acknowledging the deep Malay influence.

Our favourite is this recipe for a stunning Malay Chicken Curry.

Ingredients

.?60ml olive oil

.?2 medium onions, sliced

.?2 cloves garlic, chopped

.?2 tbsp curry powder, medium

?strength

.?1/4 tsp fresh ginger, grated

.?3 cinnamon sticks

.?2 bay leaves

.?2 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped

.?8 chicken portions

.?60ml water

.?salt and freshly milled black pepper to taste

.?100g soft, dried apricots (optional)

.?125g dried prunes, pitted (optional)

Method

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan.

Fry the onions until they start to go brown.

Add the garlic and continue to fry, being careful not to allow the garlic to go brown.

Add the curry powder, ginger, cinnamon sticks and bay leaves, and fry to release the flavours.

Add the chopped tomatoes and fry lightly.

Place the chicken portions in the saucepan and add the water. Cover and cook slowly for about 30 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper, and add the dried fruit. Cover again and cook slowly for a further hour.

Serve on a bed of Basmati rice with sweet pumpkin and greens.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.