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South Africa: Recipes and Cuisine

Rainbow over Cape Town, South Africa

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The cooking of South Africa, often called "rainbow cuisine," is a mixture of indigenous African dishes, the cooking of Dutch and English settlers and the well spiced foods of Malays, Indians and Indonesians who were brought to South Africa as slaves and servants in the 19th and early 20th centuries.


South African Recipes

Try these recipes from South Africa.


Pot of chakalaka on the stove

(South African spicy tomato, pepper and onion dish)


Samosas (Indian, Pakistani deep-fried potato pastries)

(Indian, Pakistani, African deep-fried potato pastries)


Bobotie Recipe (South African curried meat casserole)

(South African curried meat casserole)


Pot of simmering lamb and potato bredie

(South African lamb stew)


South African boerewors on the grill

(South African homemade farmer's sausage)


Sosaties lamb and apricot skewers

(South African curry-marinated lamb and apricot kebabs)


Geelrys (South African yellow rice with raisins)

(South African yellow rice with raisins)