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Pampoen Bredie (Pumpkin Stew)


Stew or bredie as it is known in South Africa usually consists of mutton or lamb pieces cooked with various fresh vegetables. Bredies are traditional Cape Malay food which is simple and inexpensive to cook, especially when feeding large families.

 

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 large onion, chopped

600g mutton or lamb pieces

1kg pumpkin, peeled and cubed

3 stick cinnamons

½ crushed dried red chillies

1-2 green chillies

1 tsp salt

1 Tbsp sugar (optional)

Water as needed

 

Heat oil in a large saucepan and braise onions un­til golden brown, 5-10. Add washed and drained meat. Braise until dark brown, 10-15 minutes. Add salt, chillies, stick cinnamon and enough wa­ter; simmer until meat is nearly tender, 15 – 20 minutes. Add pumpkin and simmer until pumpkin is soft and mushy about 15 minutes. Add sugar, stirring gently to dissolve. Serves 6

 

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