Recipe For Curried Mince Using Garam Masala

Sometimes a recipe just gets stuck in my head and I have to make it straight away. This week it was for curried mince. I went out and bought the ingredients and came straight home. The mince was made and served up with some vetkoek. A traditional South African meal that I hope you try to make yourself.

Curried Mince With Vetkoek
Curried Mince With Vetkoek
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I have a white board at work that I use for our delivery schedule. Towards the end of last year it started looking very tatty. I got a bee in my bonnet that it had to be cleaned up immediately. The first thing I had to do was remove all the stuck on letters. These denoted the areas we went to. After the place names were removed I got stuck in removing the sticky stuff. This left me with a blank slate so to speak. I headed off to the Mall to buy some tape to mark off the board, separating it into date and days of the week. I also wanted a new pen to use for writing on the board. One that could easily be wiped off, and had a thin tip. The first store I went to had the pen and not the tape.

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And the second store had the tape but not a pen. I really only wanted to shop once, and went to a third store. There they had the tape and about two-thirds of the price of the previous shop. And they had the perfect pen. While I was browsing I noticed an eraser for the write and wipe board. There was not price on it. But as everything else was so cheap I added it to my basket. It was only when I looked at the slip did I see that the cost was over R100. I did not need something so expensive to do the job which is as easily done using something much cheaper. I asked for my money back, returned to work and sorted out the board straight away.

Curried Mince With Vetkoek

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Curried Mince
This mild curried mince is traditionally served with vetkoek in South Africa
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  • 30mls olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2.5cm fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 7.5mls garam masala
  • 500g minced beef
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, grated, skins discarded
  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and then sauté the onion until soft
  2. Season and add the garlic, ginger and masala
  3. Cook until you can smell the spices
  4. Brown the beef in batches
  5. Seaon generously and add the tomatoes
  6. Reduce the temperature and leave to simmer until the liquid has evaporated


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