Recipe: Chicken Curry Bunny Chow

Chicken Curry Bunny Chow

A South African explosion of flavours and textures. Perfect to keep you warm and the chills at bay.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 6 chicken thigh fillets, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4cm piece ginger, grated
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups (500ml) Massel chicken style liquid stock
  • 400g can butter beans, rinsed, drained
  • 4 large round bread rolls
  • Olive oil, to brush
  • 1/3 cup (95g) thick Greek-style yoghurt

TOMATO & RED ONION SAMBAL

  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 long green chilli, seeds removed, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch coriander, leaves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar

 

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Heat 1 tablespoon sunflower oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Season chicken, then in 2 batches, cook, turning, for 4-5 minutes until browned. Remove from the pan.
  2. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the garlic, ginger and spices, then cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add tomato paste and cook for a further 1 minute. Return chicken to pan and add stock. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Add beans and cook for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce is slightly reduced. Remove from heat.
  4. Meanwhile, cut the tops off the rolls and hollow out, discarding filling and tops. Brush with olive oil and bake for 5 minutes or until slightly golden, then set aside.
  5. For the sambal, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  6. Stir the yoghurt through the curry and season, then divide among bread rolls. Top with sambal, then serve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: taste.com.au

His Michael K by Nthikeng Mohlele

His Michael K by Nthikeng Mohlele

Nthikeng Mohlele is brave to bring out a book under the heavy shadow of JM Coetzee’s The Life And Times Of Michael K.

His Michael K has to stand on his own. And he manages to do just that. Mohlele writes his story beautifully with a tactile sensuality. He arranges words, sentences and paragraphs like a gifted composer.

The book begins with Miles, the narrator. We are then transported to Dust Island where Miles meets Michael K, who has nothing but the rags on his body, a few seeds, a bent spoon and a string.

Miles spends 31 months on the island, hoping that being with Michael K will awaken his inner poet. In those months, he is fascinated by Michael K’s harmonious existence with nature. No more than two words are exchanged between them, and Michael K remains an enigma to Miles as he lives a life devoid of earthly trappings.

Miles leaves Dust Island following a tragic event. He settles in Johannesburg with the intention of writing poetry, a quest he hopes will get him to live on the periphery of life. Miles soon discovers that, unlike Michael K, he cannot exist merely by the soil.

Miles becomes consumed by Michael K. He questions, prods and dissects Michael K’s existence. How does a man grow into an adult having not touched and experienced carnal pleasures? A shot of good whisky? A great piece of steak? Having not voted? Not participated in a protest?

Michael K survived wars and deprivation but came out with his soul well on the other side. Maybe, just maybe, Miles thinks, we are not fully living because of the societal, economic, political and cultural pressures. Maybe Michael K was the answer to a life of true freedom for he was beholden to no one. To nothing.

As in his previous novels Rusty Bell and Pleasure, Mohlele writes with an orchestral precision about the nature of pleasure and existence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://bookslive.co.za/

Cocktail Recipe: SCORPION

SCORPION COCKTAIL

You cant buy happiness. But, you can prepare a cocktail and that’s kind of the same thing…

Scorpion

INGREDIENTS:

30ml brandy
15ml dry gin
15ml
aged rum
30ml
orange juice
20ml
lime juice
20ml simple syrup
15ml amaretto

METHOD:

Combine ingredients in shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain into a glass with ice. Garnish with citrus and mint.

 

 

 

 

Source:  copperandkings.com

Mans’s 2 Funny

Man’s 2 Funny

Johannesburg-born, Cape Town-based stand-up comedian Eureka Nkese is bringing the funny home with an exclusive one night only performance of his brand new comedy special: Man’s 2 Funny at the Joburg Theatre this Freedom Day.

This natural storyteller and funnyman is set to tour South Africa with Man’s 2 Funny, proving to audiences why he is one of SA’s funniest acts to watch this year.

A seasoned performer, Eureka’s style of comedy is described as topical and observational, poking fun at everyday life with jokes that everyone from all walks of life can relate to.

For Eureka, who was nominated for a South African Comics’ Choice award, it’s his third comedy special to tour around the country the show will deliver hilarious punchlines and an insightful view of South African culture.

ABOUT EUREKA NKESE

Eureka Nkese is one of the brightest rising stars in South African comedy. The stand-up comedian has almost a decade of experience performing on stage and on-screen. He has presented a television show on SABC1, performed on Comedy Central Africa and opened for some of the best comedians in South Africa such as Nik Rabinowitz, Loyiso Gola and Skhumba Hlophe. Eureka has self-produced two one man specials and other comedy events such as KAK TALKS at Arts festivals and venues all over the country. This talented comedian is high demand as an MC and headliner at comedy shows. A skilled performer equipped with his infectious laugh and sharp-witted jokes Eureka will be a memorable addition to your event. Eureka’s unique talents will have everyone laughing and wanting more.

Follow Eureka on social media:

Twitter: @eureka2funny.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eurekankese

For more details about Eureka’s upcoming projects visit: www.eurekankese.co.za

 

 

 

Source: joburgtheatre.com

RED BULL MUSIC FESTIVAL

RED BULL MUSIC FESTIVAL

If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to join in on the festivities, you’re in luck because its Friday and theres three more exciting evenings to enjoy the spectacular Red Bull Music Festival. 

 

06 April 9PM to 4AM: AND CLUB | CLUB NIGHT

Feat. EGYPTIAN LOVER AND THE HACKER

Johannesburg’s beloved no-nonsense dance music club, will host two true electronic music pioneers, Egyptian Lover and The Hacker. A member of Uncle Jamm’s Army, Egyptian Lover from the US helped crafts the blue-print for both West-Coast hip-hop and electro in the 80s and 90s, while the Hacker from France helped shape the sound of electro and techno in the 2000s and its subsequent breakthrough into the mainstream.

06 April 6PM to 2AM: KITCHENERS | CLUB NIGHT

Feat. ANGEL-HO, STIFF PAP, MOONCHILD SANELLY, DJ LAG AND MORE

06 April 6PM to 2AM: GREAT DANE | CLUB NIGHT

Feat. ROUGE, MOOZLIE, K-$, 2LEESTARK, PATTY MONROE AND MORE

With so much throwback and reference to the past, Friday’s focus at two of the city’s busiest venues, will be on the millennial artists shaping the sounds and attitudes of today’s clubbing experience. From gender-binary challenging champions such as Angel-Ho and K-$, to Gqom pioneers DJ Lag and the Audioboyz to SA hip-hop emcees Moozlie and Rouge to Future Beats pioneers, Sean Munnick and Daev Martian, this is the sound of South Africa’s Generation Z getting down.

06 April 5PM: AND CLUB

A CONVERSATION WITH TROMPIES

Trompies helped define the crucial sound that was Kwaito in the 90s, in sound, aesthetic and cultural relevance. In this conversation moderated by music journalist Helen Herimbi, they will talk about the rise of SA’s beloved musical movement, in the post 94 election haze to the 2000s and how their music balanced celebration alongside social commentary.

06 April 7PM: AND CLUB

A CONVERSATION WITH EGYPTIAN LOVER

Egyptian Lover is a legend in certain circles but a mystery to most, an artist who was in deep with most of the west coast hip hop scene before the gangsta sound came along. Born Greg Broussard, Egyptian Lover was a rapper, DJ, and producer who was hugely influenced by the New York electro scene, as well as by the electro-funk of Zapp.

06 April 7PM to 2AM: REPUBLIC OF 94 | WAAR WAS JY?

Feat. TROMPIES, GLEN LEWIS, OSKIDO, DJ TIRA AND KID X

Kwaito’s history goes back to the mid-tempo Chicago house sounds of Glen Lewis, the mixture of house, hip-hop and pantsula culture of TKZEE through to the 125bpm Afro-House sounds of Oskido and Kalawa Jazmee to the modern hip-hop excursions of Kid X and Cashtime Record’s “New Age Kwaito”. We trace and celebrate South Africa’s biggest modern music genre, its legacy and its continuing presence.

 

 

07 April 5PM to 2AM: FOX JUNCTION | GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

Feat. Skepta, 340million, Shekhinah, Langa Mavuso, Gina Jeanz, Kid Fonque, Gerd Janson, DJ Stingray and more.

Fox Junction hosts the Red Bull Music Festival main event on Saturday and will see the legendary South African band 340million share a stage with trailblazing youngsters such as Langa Mavuso and Gina Jeanz, while the second floor will see some of the best local DJs alongside deep-house stalwart, Gerd Jansen and dystopian techno challenger, DJ Stingray.

 

 

 

08 April 4PM to 2AM: ZONE 6 | Home Grown

Feat. Sjava, Sho Madjozi, AKA, RudeBoyz, Distruction Boyz, Da Capo and Jullian Gomes

A night in honour of artists pioneering sounds distinct to South Africa, rooted in tradition and elevated through millennial culture. From Sjava’s hip-Hop / Maskandi creations alongside Sho Madjozi’s balance of Tsonga and Turnup to the raw, complex rhythms and shapes of Gqom to the distinct tone and soul of local deep house – modern and accessible and at the same time deeply-rooted in their heritage and the traditional music genres they grew up with.

 

Source: redbull.com