Spicery Highlights for 2: Javanese Chicken Curry/South African Braai

The Indonesian island of Java is home to over 145 million people - a diverse population made up of mostly indigenous cultures. Over 90% of the population is Muslim so chicken is widely eaten there, with rice and coconut being grown around the island. Here we have a rich chicken curry flavoured with turmeric, cassia and lemongrass served with sambal - no Indonesian meal would be complete without the spicy condiment! -  along with a popular Javanese salad known as urap sayur.

In South Africa, braai (or BBQ) is so popular there's even a day dedicated to it, when people come together around the open flames of the grill to celebrate their rich cultural heritage. Here the traditional flavours of the braai are showcased in this delicious meal - we’ve got seasoned steaks served with a bean stew flavoured with curry powder known as chakalaka, potato salad and a carrot sambal salad.

Javanese Curry: 25 minutes, African Braai: 20 minutes

Javanese Curry: 45 minutes, African Braai: 1 hour

Javanese Curry: 2/5, African Braai: 3/5

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Javanese Chicken Curry
PASTE SPICES: Shallot, coriander, turmeric, paprika, cumin, lemongrass, lime leaf, white pepper, shrimp powder (shrimp, salt), galangal, fennel, cassia, chilli
SAMBAL SPICES: Chilli, shrimp powder (shrimp, salt), paprika
URAP SAYUR SPICES: Galangal, shrimp powder (shrimp, salt), lime leaf, coriander, garlic

South African Braai
CHAKALAKA SPICES: Parsley, coriander leaf, thyme, coriander, cumin, black pepper, fenugreek, turmeric, ginger, yellow mustard, cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, chilli
SEASONED SALT: Onion, garlic, paprika, chilli, smoked salt
POTATO SALAD BLEND: Chives, parsley, black pepper, celery, mustard powder
CARROT SAMBAL SPICES: Nutmeg, garlic, onion, green pepper


Javanese Chicken Curry

  • 300g diced chicken (thighs are best)
  • 150g shallots
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Fresh ginger - roughly chopped to make 2 tsp
  • 100g green beans
  • 75g beansprouts
  • 1 lime
  • 200ml full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Rice for 2 to serve

South African Braai

  • 2 small steaks (about 150g each) OR pork chops OR large flat mushrooms
  • 400g new potatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 100g green beans
  • 1 large carrot
  • 200g tin of chopped tomatoes (½ a standard-size tin)
  • 2 tsp vinegar (white wine or cider vinegar is best)
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of mayonnaise

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