Date Night in Cape Town

4/5 from 2 Customers
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The spectacular city of Cape Town has been a trading hub for centuries and has therefore had influences from many different countries resulting in a fascinating cultural mix as well as some fantastic food! To begin our meal we’ve got samoosas, a familiar fried snack of Indian origin served with blatjang - a spicy apricot chutney. Next up is a simple Cape Malay chicken and potato curry made with mother-in-law masala - a blend containing lots of chilli and nutmeg. Finally we’ve got koeksisters, South Africa's answer to the doughnut which literally translates as ‘cake sizzler’ flavoured with aniseed and drenched in a syrup of cassia and orange.

30 mins

1 hr 50 mins

3/5

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The spectacular city of Cape Town has been a trading hub for centuries and has therefore had influences from many different countries resulting in a fascinating cultural mix as well as some fantastic food! To begin our meal we’ve got samoosas, a familiar fried snack of Indian origin served with blatjang - a spicy apricot chutney. Next up is a simple Cape Malay chicken and potato curry made with mother-in-law masala - a blend containing lots of chilli and nutmeg. Finally we’ve got koeksisters, South Africa's answer to the doughnut which literally translates as ‘cake sizzler’ flavoured with aniseed and drenched in a syrup of cassia and orange.

Recipe

30 mins

1 hr 50 mins

3/5

Serves

2

Effort

High Effort

Main Ingredient

Chicken

Origin

Country

South Africa

Samoosa Spices: cumin, garlic, nutmeg, brown MUSTARD, ajowan, turmeric, coriander, white pepper, cinnamon, green cardamon, chilli, fenugreek
Mother-In-Law Masala: coriander, chilli, Kashmiri chilli, nutmeg, cloves, cumin, black pepper, fenugreek, turmeric, ginger, yellow MUSTARD, green cardamon, cinnamon
Whole Spices: curry leaf, cloves, green cardamon, star anise
Aniseed: aniseed
Syrup Spices: cassia, bitter orange
Sambol Spices: nutmeg, garlic, onion, green bell pepper
Blatjang Spices: paprika, green cardamon, cinnamon, tamarind (tamarind and cornstarch)

May contain traces of celery and sesame. Allergens are listed in CAPITALS
  • 250g diced chicken (thighs are best)
  • 1 large red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 300g new potatoes
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 75g peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 lemon
  • 60ml milk (any type)
  • 200g apricot jam
  • 200g plain flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 80g sugar
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut (optional)
  • Rice to serve
  • Oil for frying (sunflower or vegetable oil is best)

Product Rating (2):

5/5

Loved this one. Samoosas were really tasty (we've saved 2 for lunch tomorrow!) The curry was quite spicy and full of flavour. The koeksisters were sweet and sticky. Lovely! I have to say portion sizes on all these meals has been spot on. Even my husband has been full!!

Sarah Poole View More

It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your Date Night in Cape Town, and we hope you enjoyed your leftover Samoosas too!

3/5

Clear details, but quite labour intensive. The main course was nice, but I thought the flavour needed rounding out more. My main gripe was that this menu was extremely heavy on fat and carbs. Semi deep fried starter and fried doughballs for desert. No no no!!

Linda Fairlie View More

We're glad you enjoyed the main course, but are sorry to hear that you found the rest of the menu to be too heavy on fat and carbs. It's certainly intended to be a 'treat' meal, and quite indulgent! Thanks for your feedback, we'll take another look at this.

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