Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cape Malay Cookbook + Mince & Pea Cape Malay Curry

Just discovered that one of my all time cookbooks is available free on Google Books.

Click here to check it out... see below for one of my versions of the classic mince and pea curry...

Mince & Pea Cape Malay Curry

Feeds 4

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 large onion, sliced
1 tin tomatoes
3 pieces cinnamon bark
5 cardamom pods
3 cloves
3 teaspoons garam masala
1 teaspoon turmeric
4 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ginger paste from a jar
3 teaspoons garlic paste from a jar
500g/18oz minced steak or lamb
425ml/3/4 pint/scant 2 cups stock (the same as your meat of choice)
4 potatoes, peeled and quartered
200g/7oz frozen peas

Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and fry until golden. Add the tin of tomatoes and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes.  Then add all the spices and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add the mince, allow to brown, and then add the stock and cook for at least 30 minutes on the lowest heat, stirring constantly.

Add the potatoes to the mixture and cook for another 15 minutes, or until the potatoes begin to crumble, adding more stock if needed – you want it to be fairly wet. Finally, add the frozen peas and cook for 5 minutes.

Serve with Indian breads such as rotis or parathas.

1 comment:

Shehaam Singh said...

Really tasty version of mince curry - quick and easy too. Thanks!