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Serves 6 people

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    2 onions, finely chopped
    4 garlic cloves, crushed
    2cm ginger piece, peeled and grated
    2 bay leaves
    2 cinnamon sticks
    2 star anise
    2 cardamom pods
    1tsp paprika
    1tsp tumeric
    1tsp cayenne pepper
    1tsp cumin, ground
    1tsp coriander, ground
    1tsp tandoori masala
    600g beef mince, lean
    Salt and Bleck pepper, to taste
    1/2 cup fruit chutney
    40g almonds, flaked
    40g raisins
    4 eggs
    1lt milk




Pre heat the oven to 180c.
Place the casserole over a high heat, pour in the vegetable oil and allow to heat up.

Once hot, add the chopped onions, garlic, ginger, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, star anise and cardamom pods. Lower the heat to medium and fry until the onions are soft.

Once soft, add the paprika, tumeric, cayenne pepper, cumin, coriander and masala and fry for 5 minutes, mixing continuously to avoid the spices from sticking to the bottom of the casserole and burning. Add the beef mince to the mixture, mix well and season with salt and pepper. Allow the mince to cook in the pot on a lower heat.

Once the mince has been cooked through, add the chutney, almonds and raisins, and allow to cook for a further 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove from the heat and set aside.

Combine the eggs and milk, season with salt and pepper, and mix well. Place the mince mixture into an ovenproof dish, and ensure the top is flattened. Pour the egg and milk mixture over ontop, and place into the oven @ 180c, and allow to cook for 20 minutes, or until the egg mixture is golden brown on top.

Serve with basmati rice or by itself with poppadums



The Lihawu Restaurant is situated in the Royal Villas in the Ezulwini Valley of Swaziland. Accommodation options are available for diners.
For more information on Events, Special Packages and Functions at The Royal Villas, please visit their website
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