South African Malay Curry

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by JanetB-KY

Posting this for ZWT 2006, this is a typical South African Curry. For those who dislike Coconut Milk in curries try this one; it is coconut milk free. This is served over rice or with a bread such as Chapatis.

Top Review by rpgaymer

WOW- so good! I've made some great curries, but the African ones never tasted quite like how I hoped. This recipe is among the best though. I didn't change a thing, and I wouldn't want to. Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot; over high heat, fry the onions and garlic, stirring continuously; add the spices and continue stirring for a minute.
  2. Reduce heat slightly; add the meat and fry it until it is browned on all sides; (this may be easier if you remove the onions and set them aside, then return them to the pot after the meat is browned.).
  3. Add all remaining ingredients except the apricot jam and yogurt (or buttermilk).
  4. Cover & Reduce heat; simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally, until everything is tender, approximately an hour.
  5. Stir in jam and yogurt (or buttermilk) a few minutes before serving.
  6. Serve with traditional Curry Garnishes such as Chutney, Peanuts, sliced Bananas and dates.

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