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Immerse yourself in sumptuous flavours of South Africa. This box contains powerful and aromatic spices, perfectly measured in small pots to create a mouth-watering three course meal for four people that captures the authentic flavours of Knysna. 

The Knysna, South Africa box contains spices to make indulgent Bobotie, tempting Chakalaka and fragrant Yellow Rice. As well as our exquisite spices, each box also includes a shopping List, cooking method, postcard and a specially curated music playlist.

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South Africa - quite literally the southern tip of continental Africa - has a lot to offer when it comes to culture, arts and history. But how about that South African food?

South African cuisine is a brilliant, fascinating combination of various different cookery practices that tells the tale of the country itself. On one hand, you have the indigenous people of Africa who used a wide range of foods such as fruits, bulbs, nuts and leaves that were gathered from the bush, as well as fresh game meats. On the other, the colonial period ushered in several waves of immigration that all brought with them European culinary influences from Britain, The Netherlands, Germany and France. Their accompanying slaves and servants also brought Indo-Asian practices for good measure.

It’s a real melting pot and that’s why we’ve put together this delicious South African cuisine box for you to enjoy with friends and family. We’ve been working hard to source you the world’s finest herbs and spices because we believe here at The Spice Pioneer that high quality means better taste. At our headquarters on the Wirral, the spice mixes found in this South African Cuisine box are roasted and blended by hand in small batches to ensure these high standards of premium ingredients are met.

Why? The spices used are vital to boost the flavour of your food and the correct quantities are essential to achieve maximum taste. By ensuring that the ingredients have been carefully selected and quantified, measuring them all perfectly into small pots, we can guarantee you’ll be creating a mouth-watering three course meal for four people.

Alongside the spice mixes, you’ll find everything you need and more, including a shopping list, a postcard and even a specially curated music playlist! Most importantly, our included recipes will be helping you to create the best of South African food.

Using our Malay curry powder (cinnamon, cayenne, coriander seed, turmeric, clove buds, galangal, cumin and cardamom) and ground bay leaves you’ll be recreating indulgent bobotie - a classic staple South African dish. Essentially, it’s spicy, minced meat baked with an egg-based topping. Delicious.

On the side, you’ll also be using our ground turmeric, ground cinnamon and accompanying cardamom pods to make some mouth-wateringly fragrant yellow rice and, to top it all, we’ve created a South African spice mix (fennel seeds, cumin seed, coriander seed, cinnamon, cardamom) for some Chakalaka.

Chakalaka is a (very) spicy vegetable dish - one that’s as tasty as it is fun to say out loud. It’s thought that the dish may have originated on the gold mines surrounding Johannesburg. Mozambican workers came out of the minds and cooked up their tinned tomatoes and beans with chili, thus producing the spicy relish.

So, are you ready to capture the authentic flavours of South African food? All you need to do is add these spice mixes to your food as you cook, creating gourmet results quickly and easily for everyone to enjoy!

1 review for South African Cuisine

  1. Graham Coombes

    Made Bobotie yesterday and it was excellent. I increased the cooking time for the sauce to 3 hours to increase the depth of flavour.

    • Matt Webster

      Thank you for that Graham!

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