Lekke Recipes

Chicken Curry Potjie the Traditional South African way

Yields: 6 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 20 Mins Cook Time: 1 Hr 20 Mins Total Time: 1 Hr 40 Mins

Unique and tasteful Chicken Curry potjie.


0/19 Ingredients
Adjust Servings


0/13 Instructions
  • 1. Mince Garlic, Ginger, Chili. Add Cardamom, Coriander, Curry Powder, Turmeric, Salt and Cloves and set aside. Add Cinnamon and Bay Leaf at end.
  • 1. Heat Sunflower Oil and B utter in heavy outdoor pot with a lid called a potjie and brown the Chicken a few pieces at a time. Remove the Chicken, salt generously and set aside.
  • 2. Drain off excess fat leaving about 2 Tbsp. Add Onion and cook until transparent.
  • 3. Add the Spices (except Cinnamon and Bay Leave) to the Onion and fry gently for 2 minutes.
  • 4. Place Chicken on top of onions and then top with ½ can Tomatoes.
  • 5. Arrange Potatoes on top of Tomatoes.
  • 6. Arrange Mixed Vegetables on top of Potatoes.
  • 7. Throw in second half of Tomatoes.
  • 8. Pour in the Chicken Stock. ( Can also use Chicken stock cubes)
  • 9. Add Cinnamon stick and Bay Leaf.
  • 10. Cover with lid and simmer for about 1 hour or more until Chicken and Potatoes are tender (do not stir).
  • 11. It is traditional to serve this with Rice OR Samp.
  • 12. Serve with sliced Bananas, Mangos and Chutney as condiments.