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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Leftover Ginger Rice Patties Recipe

Leftover Ginger Rice Patties Recipe from Chic African is a simple African food recipe to make and share. African fried rice cakes make a delicious snack, are loaded with ginger flavor and ready in less than 30 mins.



Leftover Ginger Rice Patties are the perfect way to repurpose leftover rice.


Leftover Ginger Rice Patties Recipe

Leftover Ginger Rice Patties Recipe

Ingredients:
2 large fresh eggs
2 cups of cooked white rice
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 medium chopped tomato
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground curry powder
1 chopped hot pepper
Pepper and salt to taste
Oil for frying

Directions:
Add all ingredients except one egg into a large bowl and mix well. Form into flat disks the size of a 50-cent piece, beat remaining egg and dip disks into the egg. Fry to a golden brown. Drain on a paper towel and serve warm.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Vegetarian Curry Potato Pie Recipe

Delicious filling vegetarian curry potato pie is served as a side dish or a vegetarian main course. The spice blend varies greatly depending on the region you live. Curry also means a spiced sauce cooked with your choice of meats and vegetables. In South Africa, the Afrikaans word for curry is Kerrie, in West Africa Korri is Yoruba for curry and curry is pronounced Inweta, in Nigerian Igbo.


Vegetarian Curry Potato Pie


Ingredients:
One 9" prepared pie crust
Vegetarian Curry Potato Pie
Curry Potato Pie
2 large potatoes cut in cubes
2 medium white minced onions
2 tablespoons of butter
2 teaspoons ground curry
1 teaspoon of red pepper
1 teaspoons of turmeric
Pepper and salt to taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Slice potatoes and onions, stew with a little water until nearly done, put into a pie-dish, flavor with herbs, pepper, and salt, and butter. Bake for about 45 minutes or until the filling is set. Eat this pie with green vegetables.


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easy Appetizer Curried Rice Balls Recipe

Curry also means a spiced sauce cooked with your choice of meats and vegetables usually eaten with rice or flat breads like roti or naan. 

Easy Appetizer Curried Rice Balls Recipe

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Easy Appetizer Curried Rice Balls Recipe












South Africa, the Afrikaner word for curry is ‘Kerrie’, West Africa ‘Korri’ is Yoruba for curry and curry is pronounced ‘Inweta’ in Nigerian Igbo. 

 Prep time: Cook time: Total time:
Ingredients:

2 large eggs

2 cups of cooked white rice

2 tablespoons of butter

2 teaspoons ground curry

Pepper and salt to taste

Oil for frying

Directions:

Add all ingredients except one egg into a large bowl and mix well. Form into balls and beat remaining egg and dip balls into egg. Fry curry balls to a golden brown. Drain on a paper towel and serve warm.

Easy Appetizer for Curried Rice Balls


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sweet Vanilla Navy Bean Pie African Dessert

Beans and pie do not sound like a tasty combination but reserve judgment until you taste this Sweet Vanilla Navy Bean Pie African Dessert. Bean pie is a traditional recipe emerging as a substitute for sweet potato pie for the Nation of Islam.  


Sweet Vanilla Navy Bean Pie African Dessert

Bean Pie
Photo by Urban Hippie Love 
Ingredients:
One 9" prepared pie crust

3 cups cooked navy beans

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 12 ounce can evaporated milk

2 1/2 cups white sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground ginger

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Place all ingredients in a large food processer and mix until smooth. Pour the filling into the prepared pie crusts. Bake for about 45 minutes or until the filling is set. 

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Senzeni na South African Anti‐Apartheid Song


Zulu is one of the official languages of South Africa and is of the Bantu family of languages. Senzeni na is a famous South African antiapartheid song. Senzeni na, a powerful song was frequently sung during funerals and antiapartheid demonstrations. Apartheid officially ended in 1994.



Zulu is the language of the Zulu people. 10 million people speak Zulu, and most of them (95%) live in South Africa. According Omniglot, during the early 19th century Christian missionaries, including J W Colenso, S B Stone, H Callaway and Lewis Grant devised a way to write Zulu. The first Zulu Christian booklet Incwadi Yokuqala Yabafundayo was written by Newton Adams, George Newton and Aldin Grout between 1837-8 and explained the spelling of Zulu words and the history of the Old Testament. The first Zulu version of the bible was produced between 1845-1883 and in 1859 L. Grout published the first Zulu grammar book.

 
Senzeni na is a South African antiapartheid song. Apartheid is the Afrikaans name given by the white-ruled South Africa's Nationalist Party in 1948 for the institutionalized system of racial segregation. The international community begun to take notice of Apartheid after white South African police opened fire on unarmed black protesters in the town of Sharpeville in 1960, killing 69 people and wounding 186 others. Senzeni na, a powerful song was frequently sung during funerals and antiapartheid demonstrations. Apartheid officially ended in 1994.

Senzeni na

Senzeni na?
What have we done?

Sono sethu, ubumyama?
Our sin is that we are black?

Sono sethu yinyaniso?
Our sin is the truth

Sibulawayo
They are killing us

Mayibuye i Africa
Let Africa return



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