South African Curry

"Got this from a friend of mine in South Africa. I usually use Chicken breasts cut into 1 in. pieces as it cuts down on cooking time."
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Ready In:
1 Pot




  • Saute onion in a little oil til soft.
  • Add curry powder and turmeric.Saute for 30 sec. Don't let burn!
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook down to a paste.
  • Add garlic and ginger.
  • Add chicken and potatoes.
  • Salt to taste and let simmer until chicken and potatoes are done.

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  1. Really enjoyed this recipe. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs which I cut into bite sized pieces. I also used yams for the potato, and salted to taste, which was less than the recipe called for. Great combination of flavors- thanks for a keeper recipe!
  2. This was truly delicious! Given the instructions, though, I made a few adjustments, and will learn from them next time. I used boneless, skinless chicken pieces (since I don't care for chicken on the bone). Given that the amount of potatoes was not stated, I used 4 medium California white potatoes. The amount of salt was too much, and I would use only a teaspoon next time. I assumed the potatoes would absorb the salt, but I apparently did not use enough potatoes. However, the other spices were perfect. I will definitely be making this again. Made for ZWT6 Zingo.
  3. Used fresh tomatoes and ginger-love fresh ginger. We were satisfied with the sauce amount. I added green beans, no potatoes, but think sweet potato or yam would be very good in this. I see that you originally had this in your Asian cookbook and can understand why. Served over rice. Thank you Elaniemay for sharing. Made for ZWT6 Zingo by an Unruly Under the Influence.
  4. We like this except as already stated, it wasn't quite juicy enough!! Next time, and there will be a next time, I will not add the potato. Made also add a tad more tomato. But the spices were right on! Made for ZWT6 Voracious Vagabonds.
  5. This was a nice basic recipe and was enjoyed by all. I did up the amount of curry powder and used a can of tomatoes instead of fresh. The ginger was fresh grated. For a South African Curry dish what better than some cubed boiled yams. Made and enjoyed for Zingo during *ZWT6*


My Family and I moved to South Africa at the beginning of 2007 to be missionaries. My Husband is the Pastor of a church in Eden Park, a township in the Jo'burg area. We are having a great time. My kids love it (3 of them, 1 born here). We have got to do many exciting things( pet lion cubs, feed giraffes, eat Zebra(gross!)and other meats(Warthog was surprisingly the best, go figure) and swim on a beach with penguins, to name a few). I have always loved to bake but just got into cooking since moving over here. There were a lot of things I couldn't find over here(and still can't) that we were wanting so I started searching for good recipes for everything from sausage, salad dressing and root beer,to enchilada sauce, Macayo's baja sauce(posted), and Applebees hot wings! A fellow missionary turned me on to this site and My husband got me a membership for this last birthday. I am loving it!
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