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Learn Southern Africa Braai Vocabulary

Braai Dictionary

The word braai is a South African Afrikaans language word pronounced BRY rhyming with why.

Braai is popular in Southern Africa especially with people who live in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Braai may have originated with the South African Afrikaner people, but has since been adopted by South Africans of many ethnic backgrounds. An important distinction between a braai and a barbecue is that it’s fairly uncommon for a braai to use gas rather than an open flame.

Women rarely braai at a social gathering, as this is normally the braai realm of men.
Braai is popular in Southern Africa

Learn Southern Africa Braai Vocabulary

Roasted meat

Barbecue” or Roast


Braaier or Baas
The chef and the boss, person in charge

The fire or grill

Tool for turning meat

Braai hijacker
Someone you dont really wanna invite but, you have too

Master of the grill

Doek Sag
Very tender meat

Flou kole
Tired at the end of a long braai and drinking

What you say when the braaier managed to turn a very big steak without trouble

A braai where all meat used is Halaal

O gatta!
Exclamaition when you burnt the meat or the police is coming

FlattyBraaied chicken
Chicken cut open and spread flat open on braai grill.

Breakfast braai
Early morning braai, taking place before noon

The braai that many Southerns Africans have on the Chritmas Day December 25th

Braai has been around for centuries and has truly stood the test of time. One simple spice recipe is a basic beef rub of garlic, coriander, allspice and many other fragrant ingredients, enjoy this recipe next time you grill meat on an open fire.

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South African Simple Braai Spice Recipe

1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground allspice

Spice Recipe

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