Luffa and Shrimp curry

Luffa and Shrimp curry - Chinese okra This recipe forms part of a series prepared for Pick n Pay Fresh Living Magazine, October 2013 issue A vegetable, and an exfoliator! My grandmothers, like yours too, if they were a part of the same generation, practicised thrift to a fault. They had to, really, with large [...]

By |2017-05-19T16:15:49+02:00October 8th, 2013|Food, Reported Work|0 Comments

Deep-Fried Green Bananas with Green Chilli & Tamarind Dipping Sauce

When I was a child living in KwaZulu Natal, spicy battered deep-fried green bananas, or plantain when we could get it, was a delicacy we loved even more than fried chips. Here's a recipe for this dish served with a green chilli tamarind dipping sauce.

By |2017-05-22T07:56:32+02:00August 28th, 2013|Food, Reported Work|0 Comments

Spiced Okra with Tomato

The trick, I think is to cook the okra for far less time than the aunties will tell you to. It can stand to hold just a little crunch. A little vinegar added will help combat the mushiness. Amchur (dried mango powder) adds a lovely tangy element, balanced with green chilli and warming cumin and coriander. It's a dry braised "curry" of sorts.

By |2017-05-22T08:00:22+02:00July 23rd, 2013|Food, Reported Work|12 Comments
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