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No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake


Salwaa’s No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Salwaa Smith – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

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A rich and creamy cheesecake to make during the holidays or just anytime to spoil family and friends.

Ingredients:

24 Oreo biscuits

4 tbsp of melted butter

250g cream cheese, at room temperature

6 tbsp icing sugar

1/2 tsp of vanilla essence

2 x 250 ml of fresh cream, chilled

3 tsp gelatin, dissolved in 3 tablespoons of hot water

Method:

In a mixing bowl, finely crush 16 of the oreo biscuits. Add the melted butter and stir to combine. Add it to the bottom of a 24 cm spring form pan. Press the biscuit mixture lightly down with the back of a spoon or spatula.

Add the cream to a mixing bowl and whip until it is thick. In another bowl add the cream cheese, vanilla essence and icing sugar. Mix until combined and creamy. Add the whipped cream as well as the gelatin.

Break 4 of the oreo biscuits into piece and fold it into the mixture.

Add the cream cheese mixture on top of the oreo base and smooth the top. Top it with the remaining oreo biscuits.

Refrigerate until set, 4 – hours or preferably overnight.

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Black Eyed Beans Curry


Salwaa’s Black Eyed Beans Curry
(Swartbek Boontjies)

Salwaa Smith – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights
From My Kitchen To Yours – keeping our heritage alive for the past 11 years!

Black eyed beans curry was a firm favourite in our home whilst I was growing up. My mother always served black eyed beans curry with homemade flaky roti, onion and tomato sambal or mix veg atchar. My parents loved serving orange slices with our meals too.

Black eyed beans are a complex carb which takes longer to digest, and keep you full for longer. Black eyed beans are very versatile, and can be eaten as a soup, curry, added to chilli on carne, or added to salad. So do incorporate them in your diet.

This curry needs very basic ingredients, which I always keep in my food cupboard. The only preparation needed is soaking the black eyed beans at least 4 hours ahead of cooking. 

Ingredients:
2 cups uncooked black eyed beans
600g mutton pieces
2 tbsp cooking oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tomato, finely chopped
2 green chillies chopped (optional)
3 cloves garlic, grated
1 piece ginger, grated (approximately10cm piece)
2 tsp cumin / jeera powder
1 tsp coriander / koljana powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp turmeric / borrie
2 tsp leaf masala / roasted masala
1 tsp salt (according to your taste)
3 cardamom pods
1 stick cinnamon

Method:

Soak the beans for at least 4 hours or overnight.

If you forget to soak, then soak in hot water for ½-1 hour before cooking. Soaking also helps to reduce the cooking time.

After soaking give the beans a quick cook, drain and set aside.


Pour the oil into a heavy based pot, add the chopped onions and braise until the onions are transparent about 10 minutes over medium heat.


Add the meat. Cook 10 minutes.


Add water as needed.


Add the whole spices, powdered spices chillies and tomato.

Cook until the meat are semi soft, approximately 30 minutes depending on the type of meat you are using.


Add the beans, simmer over medium to low heat, until the beans are soft and the meat and sauce are combined, about a further 45 – 60 minutes.


It is best to complete the cooking process over low heat in order for the flavours to develop and to cook to the right consistency.


Garnish with fresh chopped coriander before serving.

Best serve with boiled white rice or roti, atchars and or sambals.

Cook’s Tip:

Substitute mutton with beef pieces or lamb pieces

Use 2 can two cans of black eyed beans instead of the dry beans. Drain the liquid in the can. Shorten the cooking time by 30 minutes.

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Follow my tutorial to make the perfect flaky rotis ⬆️

Sausage & Baked Beans Curry


This month I thought I’d share with you a couple of my budget friendly meals which featured tin beans as one of the main ingredients.

These are very quick, easy and economical but yet very delicious dishes and can easily be doubled or even tripled for a large group of people.

Baked beans don’t just taste great, but are nutritious too; naturally high in fibre, high in protein and low in fat, as well as contributing to 1 of your 5 a day.

Sausage & Baked Beans Curry

Salwaa Smith – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

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Sausage and Baked Beans Curry

Serves 6

Ingredients:

2 tins baked beans

500g sausage cut in small pieces

2 tbsp cooking oil  

1 large onion, chopped  

2 green chillies, deseeded and chopped  

3 cloves garlic, grated  

1 piece ginger, grated (10cm)

1 tsp jeera / cumin powder  

1 tsp coriander / koljander powder  

1 tsp turmeric / borrie  

2 tsp leaf masala / roasted masala  

1 tsp salt, optional

1/2 – 1 tsp chilli powder

3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters

Method:

Pour the oil into a heavy based pot, add the chopped onions and braise until the onions are transparent about 5 minutes over medium heat. 

Add the potatoes, spices, chillies and cook for about 10 minutes.or until the potatoes are semi soft. Add water as needed to prevent the potatoes from sticking.

Add sausage pieces and cook for a further 5 minutes then add baked beans. Simmer for 10 minutes until the beans are fully warmed and the sausages are cooked and the potatoes are soft.

Enjoy!

Best serve with boiled white rice or roti, atchars and or sambals. Delicious with white buttered bread too.

Cook’s note: adding salt is optional as the baked beans as well as sausage contains salt.

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Crispy Fish Batter


Salwaa’s Crispy Fish Batter

Fish and chips taste so much better when you make it yourself from scratch and if you follow my recipe below you’ll get perfectly fried fish every time! You can use my recipe for snoek, hake, cod or even prawn. You can also follow my youtube video, link below, for easy reference.

Salwaa Smith – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights
From My Kitchen To Yours – keeping our heritage alive since 2011!

You can use any fish of choice like snoek, hake, cod etc. I prefer using cod cut into small pieces.

For the batter:
1 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 TBSP brown vinegar
1/2 tsp black pepper / cayenne
1/2 tsp chilli powder (optional)
1/2 cup soda water or more

Mix together into a batter, the mixture should not be runny.

Season fish lightly with salt and dust slightly with extra flour.

Dip the fish, both sides into the batter, you can repeat the dipping for a thicker batter and shallow / deep fry for a few minutes aside until light brown and crispy. Remove the fried fish gently from the oil and drain on paper towel.

Serve with chips, tartar sauce, lemon atchar, pickled onions or a squeeze of lemon juice. Alternative sprinkle the fish liberally with brown vinegar and salt.

You’ll find my tartar recipe below.

Salwaa’s Homemade Tartar Sauce

1 cup mayonnaise 

1 pickled gherkin finely chopped 

1 tsp finely chopped fresh parsley 

2 Tbsp lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and serve with any fish, prawns, calamari etc…

Enjoy!

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