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Pap and chops

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In the #NaqiyahWinter Series, I unpack some of our conscious comfort-eating foods. I use the word ‘conscious’, because comfort food always has that bad rep of being associated to ’emotional-eating’.

Psychologically, warmer foods during the cooler months tend to feel nourishing. My children rarely look for an after-dinner snack if they’ve had a hot, carby meal, especially if it’s one of their favourites.

I didn’t quite learn how to cook pap. Mama Lucy would always shake her head when she watched me cook it. I’d reach for my beater and glance at her like a ‘lazy Makoti’. I cooked smooth, soft, fluffy pap every-single-time.

CHOPS

Chops, using lamb chops.

In a large pot, add a quarter cup of oil.

To this add:

  • Half a tsp whole cumin seeds
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 2 whole clove
  • Half a star anise
  • 1 piece of cinnamon stick (1cm x 2cm)

Allow this to pop for 2 minutes. Add in 1 large onion that has been cut into chunks.

The onion should not brown. Allow this to cook for 3 minutes on a medium heat.

Add in 1kg of washed and drained lamb chops. Stir well, coating it in the oil.

Add the following to the chops and allow it to cook on a low heat for 30 minutes.

  • 1 tbsp ground garlic
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 heaped tbsp @robertsonsspice

Instructions

Steak and Chops spice

  1. 1 tbsp @sujees_gourmet_foods Chops and Steak masala
  2. 1 heaped tsp red ginger and garlic masala
  3. Quarter tsp black pepper
  4. 2 green chillies
  5. 1 tbsp salt
  6. 1 heaped tsp cumin powder
  7. 1 heaped tsp coriander powder
  8. Half a tsp chilli powder
  9. Half a tsp tumeric

The gravy should coat the chops well but not be runny.

After the 30 minutes of cooking, add 2 cubed tomato and leave for a further 20 minutes to soften.

Finally garnish with chopped coriander.

You can eat this with roti, or buttered bread but for this Winter cooking series, we’ve eaten it with pap.

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Naqiyah Mayat is a connoisseur of luxury, elegance and beauty. Her lifestyle brand is built around a philosophy of sophistication and aspiration.

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