CHICKEN TIKA MASALA

Chicken, Recipes

Chicken tikka masala is one of the most famous meals to come from a tandoori oven, which is a cylindrical clay oven heated by a fre, almost like a braai. Tikka means ‘pieces’ but chicken tikka refers to a specifc meal of chicken pieces marinated in a masala spice and yoghurt, skewered and cooked in a tandoori (or, in this ...

LAMB ROGAN JOSH

Lamb, Recipes

This is a superb curry with a rich and exotic flavour. Amazingly all the spices you need are available at normal South African supermarkets. Each ingredient serves a purpose in creating the aromatic end product. Take a deep breath and just follow the steps – this is one of the easier yet more impressive potjies you will make in your life; the meat ...

TANDOORI CHICKEN

Recipes

Traditional North Indian tandoori chicken is skewered and baked in a tandoor (a clay oven powered by fire). As juice drips from the meat onto the coals, the smoke adds even more flavour to the chicken – pretty similar to what happens on a braai. Skinless chicken pieces work best for this meal, as the meat can absorb the marinade ...

ONION SOUP

Recipes, Vegetarian

Ingredients 2 tots butter 1 tot olive oil 1 kg onions (we used brown onions, halved and sliced thinly) 1/2 cup dry sherry 2 garlic cloves, chopped and crushed salt and pepper 2 bay leaves 1 sprig fresh thyme 1.5 L good quality chicken or beef stock salt and pepper 1 fresh baguette, sliced and toasted on the fire, topped ...

COQ AU VIN – CHICKEN IN REDWINE POTJIE

Chicken

From my personal experience, this classic French dish is even better cooked in a potjie on a fire, using South African wine. Just to confirm, in case you were in any doubt, you serve this meal with red wine.

BEEF BOURGUIGNON

Recipes

Ingredients 1 kg chuck steak cut into blocks Salt and pepper 1 tot olive oil 1 tot butter 2 garlic cloves, chopped and crushed few sprigs of fresh thyme 2 bay leaves 2 carrots, chopped 10 small pickle onions, peeled 1 tin (50g) tomato paste 1 bottle (750ml) pinot noir wine 2 cups beef stock 1 packet mushrooms 1 packet ...

CASSOULET

Pork, Recipes

Ingredients 1 tot olive oil 1 tot butter 1 packet streaky bacon, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 2 sticks celery, chopped fresh thyme 2 bay leaves 1 cup white wine 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 tin white barlotti beans, drained  2 cups chicken stock 6 pork neck chops, seasoned with salt and pepper Baguette slices, toasted and chopped ...

RATATOUILLE WITH POACHED EGGS

Recipes, Vegetarian

Ingredients 1 tot Olive oil 1 tot Butter  1 onion, chopped 1 yellow pepper, chopped 4 baby marrows, chopped 1 aubergine, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped and crushed Salt and pepper 1 tin chopped tomatoes  4 eggs Freshly toasted bread Method Heat your potjie over medium coals on the fire. Add the oil and butter to your potjie. Fry the ...

STEAK TARTARE

Beef, Recipes

Ingredients 300g fillet steak 1 onion, finely chopped Salt and pepper 2 gherkins, finely chopped 1 tot capers, finely chopped Salt and pepper 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 1 teaspoon Worcester sauce 1 teaspoonTomato sauce 1 tot Olive oil Method Use your best and sharpest knife in the kitchen and cut and chop the fillet steak into small, thin pieces, you ...

Paella

Fish

The correct way to prepare Paella is with fresh ingredients, in a large pan on a fire!