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Durban Mutton Curry Recipe – When in Durban, eat curry!

Posted on January 14, 2015 by in lamb, rsg

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Durban Mutton Curry

Durban Mutton Curry, the first on my menu when I visit Durban, that is for sure!

Durban Mutton Curry, Cape Malay Curry, Bunny Chow, Thai Curry – you can literally travel our beautiful country or travel the world and eat a different curry every day! I saw the recipe for Durban Mutton Curry on Drive South Africa and was curious, because it says “World’s Greatest Durban Mutton Curry Recipe”! I simply had to try it and talk about it. so I phone the people at Drive south Africa and their passion for traveling our amazing country is mesmerizing and inspiring!

Whilst on holiday traveling first to the Eastern Cape and then the Overberg, I see so many people stop at the fast food restaurants at the petrol stations. Have you ever taken the path least travel, to find the little gems, the little farm stalls, markets and  corner cafe’s? I promise you, it is the best way to travel. Ask the locals about their delicious produce and homemade goods. Ask them about their regional dishes, you will learn not only about good foo, but you will make new friends and acquaintances along the way!

The Durban Curry Recipe that is supposedly the greatest in the world, comes from the creative hands and spicy souls of Durban’s very own Capsicum Restaurant (located in Britannia Hotel). Capsicum Restaurant has been around for 33 years. It was called Britannia for the first 30 though.

Durban Mutton Curry

Durban Mutton Curry

(recipe courtesy of Capsicum Restaurant)

serves 6


500g mutton(bite size pieces)

100ml oil

1 bay leaf

3 small cinnamon sticks

1tsp fennel seeds

1 large onion chopped

1 sprig curry leave

2 tsp ginger & garlic paste

2tsp salt

¼ tsp turmeric

4 tbl masala

6 even sized potatoes

3 sprig fresh coriander (chopped dhania)

1 medium tomato

Use water if desired


1. Heat oil and then add onion, turmeric & spices to fry for a few seconds (allow onion to soften)

2. Add masala, ginger & garlic allow to cook for a few seconds (do not burn masala)

3. Add tomato (when almost cooked stir in meat and allow to sauté)

4. Turn down heat and cover saucepan

5. Cook until meat begins to fry up

6. Add the curry leaves and salt

7. Add the water (if necessary) and potatoes

8. Bring to a boil, then turn down to moderate heat

9. Cook until meat is tender & potatoes are soft

10. Simmer until ready to serve

11. Garnish with dhania

Tomorrow  morning  at 9 o’clock, I will be in my seat behind the microphone.  I will also in weeks to come take you into the kitchens of other bloggers, chefs and interesting South Africans this year. So buckle up, it is going to be an awesome ride. Tune in 100-104FM or listen online here!

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9 Responses to “Durban Mutton Curry Recipe – When in Durban, eat curry!”

  1. Elsabe 16 January 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    Durban Curry sounds great!

  2. Sameera 23 July 2015 at 9:00 am #

    Treid this recipe.Family loved it was an absolute hit in my home

    • nerinatimm 27 July 2015 at 9:36 am #

      Thank you so much, I appreciate your visit to my blog!

  3. Sonja 13 October 2015 at 12:43 pm #

    this recipe is great,i love it and will be using it for a second time today. thanks

  4. Abhinav 30 January 2019 at 10:47 am #

    I tried this recipe at home this recipe is great. I love this recipe my family members also like this recipe.

    • nerinatimm 3 February 2019 at 10:09 pm #

      Thank you so much for letting me know.

    • nerinatimm 3 February 2019 at 10:09 pm #

      Thank you so much for the visit and letting me know!

  5. Shireen 6 May 2019 at 3:31 pm #

    Hi there

    the masala you mentioned in the recipe.What kind of masal is that?


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