Popular South African Dishes that Proves Their Love for Curry

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South Africans have a very intimate relationship with their food, more so with their curries! It can be anything from mild, hot to aromatic, they definitely know how to spice their food. In this article, we will share some popular curries that make up South African cuisine.

South African Cape Malay Curry

Cape Malay has one of the most remarkable cuisine in the country. Their fragrant curries are one of the reasons why locals and travellers are attracted to this place. This special South African Curry is made with number of exclusive spices such as cardamom, turmeric, cumin, and other fragrant ingredients that not only add aroma but also a unique flavour. Apart from the spices, the curry is finished with ginger, garlic, and coriander for additional taste. One can eat it with rice, roti, and naan.

Durban curry

This hot curry is a favourite in South Africa. If its fiery colour doesn’t entice you, its aroma definitely will. It is usually stuffed into a bun chow or a hollowed out bread. It is a meal that will keep you coming back for more!

Tripe curry

It is also sometimes referred to as mogodu and is made from cow’s stomach. While it may not sound very appetizing, it is certainly a delicacy that locals rave about. The cow’s innards are cleaned and boiled for hours. Then the meat is cooked in a juicy curry sauce. It is usually served with pap for a wholesome experience.

Bean curry

Beans are to vegetarians what chicken is to non-vegetarians. They are your protein fix and make every dish so tasty. You can eat them on your own or add it to your meat for a complete meal. They are incredibly delicious and full of nutrition. South Africans prepare a special curry for their beans and usually eat it with rice.

Samp curry

This budget friendly curry is an ideal choice for people who want to add proteins to their meals minus the beans and meat. You can also throw in some veggies for a filling and tasty dish. Want to cut carbs from your meal? This is the ideal dish for it!

The Good Old Butter Chicken

The boneless chicken is marinated in yogurt and variety of spices to make a succulent dish. It is then added to a curry base made from garlics, stock, curry leaves, and dollops of butter. The chicken is cooked until tender and then served with rice or naan.

These curries are just some of the many that South Africans often indulge in. The cuisine in South Africa is a blend of many spices and cultures. This list is by no means exhaustive but it does list some of the most common ones that locals eat heartily and recommend to its visitors. If you are in South Africa and want to have a real taste of its flavours, then these dishes are a must try!

  • Indian Butter Chicken Spice – Mild

    Product Description

    Our Indian Butter Chicken spice is a delicious spice mix made up of Indian herbs and spices. It is quite mild, emphasising the beautifully fragrant spices and the deliciously intense sauce. The mild flavour of this curry makes it suitable for all the family. It is best used after toasting it off in the pan on low heat before adding your other ingredients to awaken all the wonderful aromas. As the spice blend is not traditionally a hot one, many add Cayenne pepper to intensify its heat.

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