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Chicken Tika Masala

  |   Recipes of South Africa

A specialty found on the menus of many South African and Indian restaurants, this succulent dish consists of roasted chicken chunks (tikka) in a spicy (masala) sauce. The sauce is usually creamy, spiced and orange-colored. INGREDIENTS ¼ cup plain yogurt2 teaspoons garam masala½ teaspoon freshly ground black...

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Melkerts

  |   Recipes of South Africa

When I was a child, my mother made these wonderful milk pies, with a flaky, buttery pastry and just a hint of cinnamon to flavor the filling.INGREDIENTS For the Pastry:3 cups flour1/4 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons baking powder3 tablespoons castor sugar (icing sugar)6oz. butter or margarine1 egg1/4...

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Koeksusters

  |   Recipes of South Africa

Essentially a South African doughnut, Koeksusters (KUK-sistahs) are twisted and/or braided. These delicious treats are prepared by deep-frying plaited dough rolls in oil, then dipping the fried dough into cold sugar syrup. I remember them well from my childhood as they are sticky and sweet...

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Malva Pudding

  |   Recipes of South Africa

My whole family loves these wonderful pudding cakes, usually served hot with custard or ice cream. They are prepared with apricot jam and have a spongy caramelized texture. INGREDIENTS For the Pudding Cakes:3/4 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon apricot jam 5 ounces all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon...

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Samosas

  |   Recipes of South Africa

A delectable appetizer or snack, a samosa is a fried or baked pastry with a savory filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, ground lamb, ground beef or ground chicken. The size, shape and consistency may vary, but typically, they are triangular. INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose...

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Indian Spiced Cole Slaw

  |   Recipes of South Africa

A wonderful side dish for luncheon or dinner, this exotic and delicious cole slaw has a distinctly Indian taste flavored with cumin, cilantro, coriander and mint. INGREDIENTS 8 cups shredded cabbage 1 cup shredded carrots ½ cup coarsely chopped red onion 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped 2 tablespoon vegetable...

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SURVIVAL IN SOUTH AFRICA UNDER APARTHEID

  |   PREVIOUS EVENTS

What: Author discussion of South Africa’s struggle for a just and democratic government presented by Tufts Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lunch and Learn Series. When: Monday, November 2, 2015, 12:20-1:15 PM Where: Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts Medford Campus, Medford, MA What else: Author book signing. Copies...

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My Parents Had a Dream…

  |   What I'm Thinking

My parents were both raised in South Africa, but they were never comfortable living under apartheid. They moved to Boston in 1962 with three children and a dream of living in a democratic society where equality and opportunity were a given.Then, six short years after...

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