South African Malay Curry

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South African Malay Curry

Immerse your taste buds in the vibrant flavors of our Authentic South African Malay Curry. This recipe is a culinary journey through fragrant spices and cultural fusion, resulting in a curry that's both authentic and unforgettable.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Marinade in fridge 1 hour
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Main, Main Course, Main meal
Cuisine South African
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 227 kcal


  • 4 cardamom pods bruised
  • 3 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1.2 kg gravy beef cut into 4cm pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 brown onion coarsely chopped
  • 1 ½ cup Massel chicken style liquid stock
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup water
  • saffron rice to serve


  • Combine the beef, ginger, garlic, cardamom, paprika, coriander, cayenne pepper, turmeric, cumin, allspice and cinnamon in a glass bowl. Season. Cover. Marinate in fridge for 1 hour.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onion for 5 minutes or until light golden. Stir in the beef mixture for 5 minutes or until browned. Add the stock, tomato and water. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low.
  • Cook, partially covered, stirring often, for 1 hour 50 minutes or until beef is almost tender. Uncover and simmer for 10 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Serve with rice.


Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 7gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 1460mgPotassium: 332mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1087IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 2mg
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