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.
Typical South African Dishes
South African Recipes
Try these recipes from South Africa.
(South African spicy tomato, pepper and onion dish)
(Indian, Pakistani, African deep-fried potato pastries)
(South African curried meat casserole)
(South African lamb stew)
(South African homemade farmer's sausage)
(South African curry-marinated lamb and apricot kebabs)
(South African cornmeal mush; see
(South African yellow rice with raisins)
(South African apricot-flavored baked pudding)
South African chicken in tomato and onion gravy