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African Dish

This recipe comes from our first Greendale church cookbook.
 It's a strange combination of ingredients to those of us who didn't grow up with curries.
However it became a favourite of our children when they were growing up
 - perhaps because it was unusual and because the condiments consisted of all the things they loved.
  • 1-2 cups rice - I use Basmatti
  • 1 1/2 pounds hamburger
  • 1 meduim onion chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons curry powder (you can add more if you like)
  1. Cook rice according to instructions.
  2. Fry up the hamburger and onion, breaking it up as it browns. Remove as much fat as you can.
  3. Add the seasonings and cook another minute or two.
  4. Serve family style. To assemble, place hamburger over the rice on your plate and then add the condiments.
  • grated Cheddar cheese
  • shredded lettuce
  • chopped cucumber
  • raisins
  • sliced bananas
  • diced canned or fresh peaches - mangos would work too
  • chopped peanuts
  • shredded coconut
  • chopped red onion - if desired
You can vary the condiments according to what your family likes. You do need something juicy, like mango or peaches. Otherwise, pick and choose according to your taste.
Chutney would be a good addition as it is traditionally served with curry.


  1. We love curries in this house so will definitely be trying this one!
    Cal x

  2. Interesting dish..I could go for this!

  3. What a great dish...something for everyone.

  4. That looks just like a mexican plate! Very interesting!


  5. That looks and sounds delicious!

  6. I really think I'd enjoy this meal. It looks very yummy. I love basmati rice and spice is always nice :0)

  7. My family and I have had this dish several times now and it is a big hit! The kids love to pick and choose what goes on top and the adults love to pile on everything. It seems like such as strange combination but it is utterly delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I made this for my family tonight. My husband was in Africa on a mission trip back in high school. He said he had this meal when he was there. The Memoirs' came floating back for him. I will make it again. Very good indeed. Thank you for sharing. He said more curry next time please. I used 3 teaspoons not enough for him:)


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