Dhal is an standard Indian dish across the globe. Although there are slight variations in the way it is made, it is essentially a split pea soup, rather than a curry. The flavours and consistency may be altered accordingly. Dhal makes for a tasty side dish with breyani or even a meal on its own with rice.
Mixed vegetable curry pie is a tasty treat for those day when you want to stay away from meat. It is filling and nutritious and makes for a full meal. A fresh green salad makes for a healthy side dish.
Chicken and mushroom pie is a South African favourite. Our recipe adds a gentle mix of Indian spices to the dish without compromising the fresh and simple taste of the traditional chicken and mushroom filling.
Samoosas are a popular Indian snack throughout the world, commonly known as samosas outside of South Africa. The South African Indian samoosa does vary to its South Asian counterpart in that the pastry (pur) is a more crispy and the size of the samoosa is often smaller. The samoosa recipe on the Indian Delights South Africa recipe is in three parts – samoosa pur (pastry), potato samoosa filling and meat samoosa filling (this article).
Chicken, Lamb or Mutton Samoosas
Chicken and lamb or mutton mince are more popular meat fillings for samoosas in South Africa. Pork, beef or soya mince can be substituted for the mince. The filling recipe is different for potato samoosas.
The South African Indian samoosa is a crispy savoury snack folded into a triangular shape. It can be filled with meat and/or vegetables. The samoosa recipe on the Indian Delights South Africa website is divided into three parts – the pastry (this article), a meat samoosa filling and a potato samoosa filling. Most South African stores now carry pre-made samoosa pastry (pur) which is a convenient option.
3 cups of flour
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
12 teaspoons of ghee (clarified butter) *