Curry and Yellow Rice Potjie

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Best south african Curry and Yellow Rice Potjie recipe. Two potjies over coals that keep the pot simmering made with mince beef and spices.

  • Author: FillMyRecipeBook
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 60 min
  • Total Time: 75 min
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Grill Braai and BBQ
  • Method: potjie
  • Cuisine: South african


For Beef curry

  1. 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  2. 1 chopped white onion
  3. 2 garlic cloves crushed
  4. 1 teaspoon of ground ginger (fresh or dried)
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
  6. 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  7. 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  8. 1 teaspoon of garam masala
  9. pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
  10. You can add as optional a few drops of chili sauce
  11. 1 bay leaf
  12. 1 stick of cinnamon
  13. 500 g of ground beef minced
  14. 1/2 cup of Mrs Balls Chutney (or any other available chutney)
  15. 1 large chopped tomatoes
  16. 3 medium potatoes cubed
  17. 150 g mixed dried fruit
  18. Salt and pepper to taste
  19. 150 ml of melted beef stock cubes

for yellow rice

  1. 500 g of long grained rice ( 5 cups of warm water)
  2. 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  3. 1 copped onion
  4. 1 teaspoon of cumin
  5. couple of black pepper corns
  6. 3 bay leaves
  7. 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  8. 50 g of raisins


  1. This recipe is for a two pot potjie, as you cook the rice in another pot and curry mince in one. So you can prepare both at the same time.
  2. For the curry mince potjie
  3. Add the olive oil to a warm potjie that is already on some coals. Add the onion garlic and ginger, sauté until golden. Then add all the spices and leave to simmer for a few minutes. (not letting it burn.)
  4. Add the ground minced beef, a little at a time breaking it up and stirring until it just starts to brown. Then add the chutney tomatoes potato’s and the dried fruit. The stock cube must be placed in boiling water and dissolved before adding to the potjie, then salt and pepper the pot.
  5. Leaving it to simmer for about 20 – 30 minutes with the lid on. (keeping the lid on is what potjie pot is about) Until the potato’s as well as the dried fruits are soft and cooked.

For the Yellow Rice potjie

  1. Add the olive oil to the pot and sauté up the onions until brown.
  2. Add all the spices for rice and the rice. Stir in the onions.
  3. Then add the raisons and salt and the hot water for the rice. leave to cook gently with the lid on for about 20 minutes. Watching the coal that they heat the potjie evenly and it keeps the potjie on an even heat. Add more water if needed.
  4. While doing both potjie pots at the same time don’t worry about the potjies having been cooked at different times as you leave the lid on the cast iron potjie and it will keep the ingredients warm. (no need to leave it over coals. it might burn)
  5. Enjoy plated up with some bananas as well as a salad of tomatoes.