South African Cuisine

South African cuisine is very strongly influenced by its melting pot of cultural diversity and the variety of produce available. A healthy mix of European, Asian and African flavours as well as cooking techniques have blended themselves into some of the worlds most unique cuisines.

Discover the tastes of South Africa through these recipes.  

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Spicy grilled pineapple spears

Spicy grilled pineapple spears

This spicy grilled pineapple recipe can be served as an easy appetizer or as a refreshing BBQ side dish. Fresh pineapple spears are coated with a curry and chilli spice mix making them a sweet, spicy and juicy delight. It only takes 15 minutes to prepare and can be...

Mango chicken curry with coconut

Mango chicken curry with coconut

This creamy chicken curry with mango is a deliciously mild and slightly sweet curry packed with flavour. It combines chicken breasts poached in a creamy coconut sauce with naturally sweet, fresh, juicy mangos. The medley of fruit, coconut and spices creates a...

South African chakalaka recipe

South African chakalaka recipe

Chakalaka is a traditional South African vegetable relish consisting of root vegetables combined with tomatoes and spices. Bursting with delicious flavours, this versatile dish can be eaten as a side, relish or condiment. What is Chakalaka The origins of the recipe...

South African Bobotie

South African Bobotie

South African bobotie is a fruity and spiced minced meat dish covered with a creamy egg custard. Often considered as South Africa's national dish, this Cape Malay curry has a perfect balance of spice and sweetness. Traditionally served with a bowl of fragrant yellow...

South African yellow rice

South African yellow rice

South African yellow rice is a delicious fragrant rice. While traditionally served with South African bobotie, this rice recipe can also be served as a side dish to any other curry. The rice gets its yellow colour from turmeric spice and its sweetness from the...

Tomato and onion salad

Tomato and onion salad

This tomato and onion salad recipe combines simple ingredients with big flavours in to a delicious side salad. The addition of earthy cumin, fresh cilantro and zesty lemon makes this a refreshing side dish accompaniment for any curry, dahl or summer grill meal. With...

Braaibroodjies – BBQ Grilled cheese sandwiches

Braaibroodjies – BBQ Grilled cheese sandwiches

Braaibroodjies are the South African version of grilled cheese sandwiches. These golden brown sandwiches with gooey melted cheese, sliced tomato and onions are a traditional side dish for any South African barbecue, or braai. Braaibroodjies are toasted sandwiches...

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