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Mavrou, a traditional dish usually served at weddings, Eid, special occasions, etc...

A traditional dish

1 kg cubed steak or goulash
10 ml salt
10 ml ground jeera (cumin)
15 ml ground koljana (coriander)
10 ml barishap (fennel seeds)
15 ml crushed red chillies
3 cloves
3 whole all spice
10 ml ground ginger
10 ml ground garlic
3 cardamom pods
3 cinnamon sticks

Few strands saffron (optional)
4 large onions, thinly sliced

Oil for braising onions
2 large tomatoes, grated

• Combine all spices and mix well with meat. Marinate for at least an hour.
• Heat oil in large pot and braise onions until soft and golden, adding water when necessary.
• Add meat and cook covered until soft, adding water when necessary.
• Serve with white or savoury rice decorated with boiled eggs cut into quarters.


Served with steamed mix vegetables of peas.

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Greetings everyone, hope you had a peaceful weekend.
Cape Malay & Other Delights Cookbook Launch by Salwaa Smith
Cost of my cookbook ONLY - R199 + Postage 
3 course Cape Malay meal + a signed copy of my cookbook R250
Menu on the day will be:
Starter - cocktails pies, samosas, tandoori chicken, spicy meatballs
Main - lamb and chicken akhni
Dessert - assortment of Cape Malay biscuits + tea, coffee & juice
Guest speakers - Mogamat Kammie Kamedien, independent slave scholar & community heritage activist
Vanessa De Bryn - family friend
Entertainment - members from the Young Men's Malay Choir, the oldest and largest Malay Choir in South Africa
Abidah Dixon Mohamed from CTV's "Proe" program will cover the event which will be broadcasted on CTV
When: 7th June 2015 @ 12pm 
Venue: Grassy Park Civic Centre
Corner 5th Ave and Victoria Road,
Grassy Park
Tickets are selling fast, reserve your space as soon as possible, we can ONLY accommodate 500 people (tickets are ONLY R250 which includes lunch, entertainment and a signed copy of my 120 page hard cover cookbook)
To book call: 078 606 9655
WhatsApp: 074 841 7495
RSVP before 22nd May 2015
We will also be selling books only at the introductory price of R199 on the day of the launch at Grassy Park Civic Centre for those unable to attend the lunch. Books will only be available from myself and will only be available in stores towards the end of July 2015. Contact details above.
Those outside of South Africa who wants to purchase a copy of my book may do so via, delivery worldwide. Just search for Cape Malay Cookbook or ISBN 0620526505.
Thank you, I'm looking forward to meeting you all. God Bless. Sticky Wings  recipe here --->  #CapeMalayStyle #capemalaycooking #capemalay Salaams and Greetings Everyone!

Salwaa Smith, cordially invite you to attend the launch of her long awaited “Cape Malay & Other Delights Cookbook”

Cost R250 which includes a 3 course Cape Malay meal and a signed copy of her 120 page hardcopy cookbook. Limited spaces are available so book early to avoid disappointment.

When: 7th June 2015 @ 12pm 
Venue: Grassy Park Civic Centre
Corner 5th Ave and Victoria Road,
Grassy Park

To book call: 078 606 9655
WhatsApp: 074 841 7495

RSVP before 22nd May 2015

NB: those outside South Africa may order your copy from

For a limited time the price of my cookbook is R199 + R25 p&p Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights Cookbook by Salwaa Smith  Alhamdulillah it's finally on its way. Printed and ready to be shipped from the Far East to the shores of Cape Town:) Expected delivery will be end of May (it takes a while by sea). Introductory price will be R199. Inbox or email us if you wish to pre-order. #capemalaycooking

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