Spice Up Your Winter

Author: twc_admin_Xoli

The winter winds may bring an icy chill, but we have a rich and exciting recipe to keep your belly warm and your taste buds tingling. Filled with big hits of chili, a delicious variation of spices and the hearty flavour of lamb, this Malay spin on a traditional lamb potjie is the tastiest way to ward off the winter chill. So, can you take the heat?


Lamb Malay Potjie Curry



  • 1kg lamb
  • 30ml sunflower oil
  • 10ml crushed garlic
  • 10ml grated ginger
  • 5ml ground cumin
  • 5ml ground coriander
  • 5ml ground turmeric
  • 5ml ground chili powder
  • 10ml sugar
  • 60ml fresh coriander
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 chillies, chopped
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and chopped




  1. Preheat the potjie pot on gas or hot coals.
  2. Add 15ml of the sunflower oil.
  3. Add the lamb and stir until brown. Remove the lamb and set aside for later.
  4. Heat the remain 15ml of sunflower oil, add the onions and fry for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Add the garlic, ginger, chillies and spices, and fry for approximately 2 minutes.
  6. Reintroduce the meat and cover with 250ml of water.
  7. Put the lid on and cook on medium heat for 1 ½ hours.
  8. Remove the lid, add the tomatoes and sugar and cook for another 10 minutes.
  9. Add the potatoes and cook for another 40 minutes until tender.
  10. Add the coriander, season with salt and pepper and serve.


If you want to be the potjie king, you need the right supplies. Look out for our braai-time products in your local supermarket and ensure you’re prepared to wow your guests with this delicious dish.

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