- Southern African Recipes
Admittedly, the recipes of Southern Africa are dominated by the cuisine of South Africa. This is partly due to South Africa's economic importance and also due to South Africa's European-influenced traditon of recipe books. As such South Africa's recipes have been written about and most of the country's neighbours have been culinarily ignored as a result.
I do have recipes from all the countries in the list above. But I'm afraid that the recipe below is a South African one mea culpa
To whet your appetite, here's a classic South African recipe for Chicken Curry Potjie:
Chicken Curry Potjie Recipe
2kg skinless chicken thighs and/or breasts
3 large onions, grated
5 tomatoes, blanched, peeled and chopped
1 large tin tomato paste
4 generous tsp masala
2 tbsp crushed garlic
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground fennel seeds
2 large cinnamon sticks
2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1l red wine
6 large potatoes, halved
Fry the onions and garlic in a little oil until soft (but not browned) then add the spices and allow to fry for 2–3 minutes, or until aromatic. Add the tomatoes along with the tomato paste and add a little red wine to form a thick sauce. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes then add the chicken pieces and potatoes with about half the remaining wine. Cover the pot and allow to simmer on low heat for about 45 minutes (check the liquid level regularly, adding more red wine when needed).
About 15 minutes before the dish is ready add sugar to taste, season with salt and black pepper then allow to finish cooking. Serve the stew on a bed of rice (typically rice thas has been steamed in combination with mustard seeds, turmeric and onion flakes).
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