This is a typical South African dish and enjoyed by young and old. The flavors go well together. It is usually served with yellow rice, chutney and bananas.

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This is a typical South African dish and enjoyed by young and old. The flavors go well together. Its usually served with yellow rice, chutney and bananas.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 500 grams Mince
  • 1 tbls Margarine
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 slice Bread
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Pepper to Taste
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbls Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbls Almonds Flaked
  • 1/4 cup Raisins
  • 1 1/2 tbls Chutney

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Soak the bread in 1/4 cup of milk.
  • Fry onion in oil or butter till light brown.
  • Add meat and fry till until juices have rendered
  • Squeeze the milk out of the bread and mash.
  • Add all the ingredients to meat except the egg and milk.
  • Mix.
  • Put mixture into a ovenproof dish.
  • Beat egg and milk together and pour over meat.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until egg has set.
  • Serve with yellow rice and chutney.

Today’s Featured Ingredient

Curry Powder

curry

Curry is a combination of spices or herbs dating back to the 18th century. It originated in the Indian subcontinent. It was first thought it was prepared by Indian merchants and then sold to the British Colonial government.

In the Southern states of India they may use the leaves of the curry tree to spice their food. The selection of spices used depends on personal taste, cultural tradition and religious practices.

The most common spices used in curries are cumin, coriander, turmeric and chili.

A variety of dishes are called curries. Dished called curry may contain meat, fish, beans, chickpeas and vegetables.

Curries are the most popular Indian cuisine. It usually has a thick gravy and are served with rice and Indian breads.

Curry became popular in Britain in the 19th century so much so that the British referred to Tikka masala as a British national dish.

There are two types of curry “dry and wet” Dry curries is cooked with very little water, leaving the curry to stick to the other ingredients. Wet curry on the other hand has a significant amount of gravy or sauce made from tomato puree, coconut milk, yoghurt, coconut cream or broth.

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