Saturday, December 6, 2008

South African Dried Fruit Curry (Bobotie)

1 cup dried apples
½ cup dried pitted prunes
½ cup seedless raisins
1 ½ cups water
1 ½ lb. cubed lamb or stew beef
1 tsp. salt
2 tbl. vegetable oil
1 cup finely chopped onions
2 tbl. Madras curry
2 tbl. red wine vinegar
1 tbl. lemon juice
Chopped peanuts
Sliced bananas

Soak dried fruit in water at least one hour. Sprinkle lamb with salt, brown in oil, remove from pan. Brown onions, return meat and its juice to pan. Add curry powder, stir over low heat 2 minutes. Add fruit and soaking water, vinegar, and lemon juice. Partially cover and cook about one hour, adding more water if necessary. Most of the liquid should be cooked away at the end of the hour.

Serve over rice garnished with banana slices and chopped peanuts.

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