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BUTTER CHICKEN SAMBALS

You cannot possibly eat curry without the accompaniment of sambals and here, a good friend shows us how to make them!

BUTTER CHICKEN SAMBALS

You cannot possibly eat curry without the accompaniment of sambals and here, a good friend shows us how to make them!

BUTTER CHICKEN SAMBALS

You cannot possibly eat curry without the accompaniment of sambals and here, a good friend shows us how to make them!

How many people does it serve?

This should be an easy question to answer, but in South Africa, it’s complicated, due to our colourful multi-cultural rainbow nation.

  1. In an Anglo Saxon household, each pizza/meal should feed between 4 to 6 guests.
  2. In a Mediterranean, Ethnic or African home it could feed as little as 1 to 3 people for a single meal as food needs to be experienced in large quantities.
  3. If you’re of Scandinavian extraction, each meal could last you a month!

Then we need to look at your emotional state, as that is a determining factor when dealing with quantities.

  1. Have you had a terrible day with your boss?
  2. Did you fight with your spouse?
  3. Are your kids driving you insane?
  4. Is your wi-fi slower than the Groot Trek?
  5. Is the lockdown getting to you?
  6. Did that hot guy from the gym eventually whatsapp you?
  7. How are you doing with those skinny jeans?
  8. Is your mother-in law doing what mother-in laws do?
  9. What season of Game of Thrones are you watching?

All these contributing factors could influence the amount you will choose to eat; Ranging from “just a slice/bite” to “call in the kitchen Calvary we’re going down babies”!

How many people does it serve?

This should be an easy question to answer, but in South Africa, it’s complicated, due to our colourful multi-cultural rainbow nation.

  1. In an Anglo Saxon household, each pizza/meal should feed between 4 to 6 guests.
  2. In a Mediterranean, Ethnic or African home it could feed as little as 1 to 3 people for a single meal as food needs to be experienced in large quantities.
  3. If you’re of Scandinavian extraction, each meal could last you a month!

Then we need to look at your emotional state, as that is a determining factor when dealing with quantities.

  1. Have you had a terrible day with your boss?
  2. Did you fight with your spouse?
  3. Are your kids driving you insane?
  4. Is your wi-fi slower than the Groot Trek?
  5. Is the lockdown getting to you?
  6. Did that hot guy from the gym eventually whatsapp you?
  7. How are you doing with those skinny jeans?
  8. Is your mother-in law doing what mother-in laws do?
  9. What season of Game of Thrones are you watching?

All these contributing factors could influence the amount you will choose to eat; Ranging from “just a slice/bite” to “call in the kitchen Calvary we’re going down babies”!

FOR THIS QUICK RECIPE YOU WILL NEED

SHOPPING LIST

  • 1 x Nice’nEasy Indian Butter Chicken-Curry

Sambal 1: Tomato and onion

  • 1 x large tomato, deseeded and diced
  • ¼ x onion
  • Bunch of fresh coriander (about 2 tbsp. once diced)
  • Fresh chillies (about 2, but dependant on how hot you like)
  • A drop of white vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste (not course, must be fine)

Sambal 2: Banana, Yoghurt and Coconut

  • 1 x large banana, sliced
  • 1 x tbsp. lemon juice (juice of half a small lemon)
  • 1 x tbsp. desiccated coconut
  • ½ x cup small Greek style yoghurt
  • Fine salt to taste

METHOD

HOW TO MAKE YOUR TOMATO AND ONION SAMBAL

  1. Take your fresh coriander, line up the stalks neatly (this way it will make it easier when you chop) and using a very sharp knife finely chop, first the stalks, then the leaves. Add to your bowl.
  2. Now, finely dice the quartered onion into small little squares and in the bowl that goes too.
  3. Take your whole tomato, cut in half and using a spoon, remove the inside of both halves. (Make sure you remove the core of the tomato) Then, cut the two halves into strips lengthways and then dice them finely. Add to your bowl.
  4. Add your chilli, according to your heat tolerance, add salt and pepper to taste and add a dash of white vinegar. Give it a good mix and your 1st sambal is done. Refrigerate until you are ready to heat-up the butter chicken curry.

Now let’s make the 2nd sambal!

HOW TO MAKE YOUR BANANA, YOGHURT AND COCONUT SAMBAL

  1. In a bowl, decant ½ a cup of Greek style yoghurt.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut into the yoghurt and give it a mix.
  3. Add some salt, just the tip of a teaspoon.
  4. Now add the juice of ½ a small lemon. (1 tablespoon)
  5. Mix and lastly slice one banana and add it to the yoghurt and fold the yoghurt over and you’re done. Keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve.

Once you are ready to eat, place the butter curry into the microwave and heat for 7 minutes and once heated plate and serve together with your sambals.

RICE: Once heated, we removed it from the container and packed it into a small ramekin. Make sure it’s very tightly packed, so the ramekin mustn’t be bigger that the space needed to accommodate the rice.

Take a side plate, turn it upside down over the ramekin and quickly flip over, making sure you don’t let go of the ramekin in the process, otherwise rice will go flying and who the hell is going to clean that up?!

Enjoy, eat with hands, we highly recommend it!

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