The Cape Malay people of South Africa are famous for their delicious, flavourful and spicy foods. Often slightly sweet, and richly fragrant, Cape Malay food is a hallmark of Cape Town cuisine. Here at GOLD, many Cape Malay dishes feature on our menu, with this unique South African cuisine a firm favorite amongst all that visits us. One of the most loved, and perhaps the easiest to try at home is our Cape Malay Curry Recipe:
- 8 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- Salt, milled black pepper, vegetable oil
- 2 onions, roughly sliced
- 2 sticks cassia or cinnamon
- 10g crushed garlic
- 10g crushed ginger
- 30g roasted masala (see recipe here)
- 5g turmeric
- 250ml chicken stock
- 400g tin whole peeled tomatoes, chopped in their juices
- 400g tin coconut cream
Cut the chicken breast into bite-size pieces and season with salt and pepper.
Heat a little oil in a large pot and fry the onion until golden.
Stir in the cassia or cinnamon, garlic, ginger, masala and turmeric.
Add the tomato and stock and cook for 10 – 15min.
Add the coconut cream and bring to boil.
Add chicken to the pot, cover, and simmer very gently for about 10 minutes until cooked.
Shelf life: 2 -3 days if stored in air tight container in the fridge.