A traditional South African stew and a favorite for special occasions like Christmas dinner. The stew is typically made with lamb or mutton, prepared with ingredients such as tamarind, onions, garlic, cloves, bay leaves, allspice and nutmeg. It's important to use as little water as possible and braise the meat slowly when preparing this hearty stew.
The shoulder, rack of lamb, loin chop, ribs or shanks are usually the best cuts of lamb for this dish. The meat is cooked with a little quantity of water and braised slowly until it's done. This hearty stew is traditionally paired with South African yellow rice called geelrys.