Mince Curry

Mince Curry

Mince Curry

Recipe by Fatima SydowCourse: MainCuisine: Cape Malay


  • 1 kg of steak mince

  • 3 onions, peeled and finely chopped

  • 3 cardamom pods

  • 4 cinnamon sticks

  • 5 curry leaves

  • 3 tbsp of fresh garlic & ginger finely grated

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 3 tbsp of roasted masala

  • 1 tsp of chili powder

  • Salt to taste

  • 6 potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes

  • 1 cup of peas

  • 3 tbsp of fresh coriander roughly chopped

  • 3 tbsp of oil


  • Heat your oil in a large pot on medium to high heat.
  • Add the onions, cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks and curry leaves and fry until golden. Add the minced meat and garlic & ginger and braise for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Next add a cup of warm water to the minced meat and cook on medium heat for about 30 minutes. Add the spices and salt and cook and stir for 10 minutes, add a little water at a time to prevent the spices from burning. Add the potatoes with 2 cups of warm water and cook until almost tender, add the peas and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle over the fresh coriander.
  • Serve with basmati rice or roti.

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