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  • 2 kg mutton chops
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 45 ml cooking oil
  • 2 large onions, coarsely chopped
  • 250 g rindless breakfast bacon, chopped
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 250 ml uncooked rice
  • 250 ml dried apricots, soaked in water for 1 hour and drained
  • 250 ml water
  • 1 tin (410 g) mealie kernels, drained
  • 1 tin, (410 g) peas, drained
  • 250 ml chutney
  • 20 ml strong curry powder
  • 5 ml turmeric
  • 3 ml coriander
  • 3 ml ground nutmeg
  • Heat the oil in the pot.
  • Season the meat with salt and pepper and in the open pot brown a few pieces at a time on both sides.
  • Remove the meat and set aside.
  • Fry the onions until tender.
  • Return the meat to the pot with the onions.
  • Arrange the bacon, potatoes, rice and apricots in layers on top of the meat.
  • Add the water.
  • Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Add more water if the Potjie boils dry.
  • Add the mealies and peas.
  • Mix the chutney, curry, turmeric, coriander and nutmeg well. Add the mixture to the Potjie.
  • Cover and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes.
Serve with sliced banana, finely chopped onion and tomato and finely grated coconut.

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