Pea and mince curry

Pea and mince curry

Peas in curried mince is an dish often made in the Cape but when I came across this North Indian recipe I just had to give it a try and it was truly fantastic, quite different from the Cape Malay style though. Now that you can get frozen peas in supermarkets again...
Lamb Rogan Josh

Lamb Rogan Josh

I had lamb rogan josh at a really well known Indian restaurant in Cape Town a little while back and found a fantastic recipe to reproduce this incredible dish.It has a rich yoghurt sauce that you will need every last piece of roti to soak up. I did not have it with...
Seared beef salad

Seared beef salad

After the rare beef with dipping sauce recipe, which I like for it’s pub food flavor, try this as a healthy option or if you are having people over and some want a healthy option. This recipe is for 1 or 2 but just double or triple it for the number of people....
Oxtail potjie

Oxtail potjie

Cooking oxtail needs time and patience and a potjie is the perfect method to get that fall off the bone oxtail that I just love. This is a really fantastic recipe that turned out really tender. It takes all the willpower you can muster not to keep opening the potjie...
Meatballs and gravy

Meatballs and gravy

Meatballs are such a great thing to make and can be served with a nice onion gravy and rice or with a tomato sauce over pasta like this spaghetti meatballs recipe or for a fantastic home made burger. Finding the right combination of flavors is what it’s all...
Roast lamb leg

Roast lamb leg

Roasting a leg of lamb on the bone is really a very simple and a real crowd pleaser. I did this recipe for 8 people and the total time preparing it was about 45 minutes, a real walk in the park. Be sure to go to a good butcher who will select a nice piece of meat for...
Rare beef with dipping sauce

Rare beef with dipping sauce

Every now and then when I am feeling nostalgic about a trip I did to the UK and Paris a few years ago, I make this simple rare beef with a gravy dipping sauce that reminds me of the fantastic time I had. It’s real pub food that takes only a few minutes to make...
North African beef with couscous

North African beef with couscous

This is a fantastic couscous recipe that is very quick and smacks of North Africa. It uses a lot of herbs including mint that really brings out the flavours and is a light, fresh meat dish that is perfect for lunch. You do need to marinate the meat for a few hours...
Mutton curry “Kalia”

Mutton curry “Kalia”

OK folks, this is the real deal that is as good as any lamb or mutton curry you will find in the finest Indian restaurants (or in some of Durbans fine home kitchens). It takes a while to make but is not complicated and lets face it, with the weather as it is right now...