Cape Malay Dried Apricot and Lamb Sosaties with yoghurt sauce Recipe
Cape Malay Dried Apricot and Lamb Sosaties with yoghurt sauce
Flavors of South Africa
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes

Prep. time: 30 minutes
Marinating time: 8 hours
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

Sosaties, South African kebabs, are among the most popular dishes at an braai. Lamb sosaties are the national favorite, but beef, pork and chicken are also common. The dish has its roots in Malay cuisine (sosatie comes from the Malay words saus, meaning spiced sauce, and sate, meaning skewered meat).

On the side, you can serve a bowl of fluffy white rice, potato salad or baked potatoes and crispy bread to soak up the sauce.

For 8 kebabs

- 2 big onions
- 500 g lamb cut in cubes
- 24 dry apricots

- 225 g light plain yoghurt
- 2 Tsp. curry powder
- 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 2 ml / 1/2 Tsp. curcuma
- 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 garlic clove finely chopped

Yoghurt sauce

  1.  Mix the 4 ingredients.

Making the kebabs

  1. Peel and slice the onion into big rings.
  2. Skewer the meat, apricots, green pepper and onion rings onto the skewers.
    Pour the marinade over the sosaties, ensuring that each one is covered. Cover and refrigerate overnight.


  1. Oil the grill.
  2. Grill sosaties under a medium hot grill for 8 to 10 minutes on each side. The meat has to be grilled until crisp on the outside but still moist, tender and pinky inside.

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