Bite-sized vetkoek with curried ostrich mince

Ostrich meat is recommended by many dietitians as an alternative to beef and lamb and is often referred to as “the Healthiest red meat available”. There are so many good reasons to be eating Ostrich meat, so don’t get caught up in all the media hype about South African Ostrich meat being potential harmful for human consumption and try this tasty ”local is lekker” recipe from


For the vetkoek
• 3 cups cake flour
• 1 tbsp sugar
• 2 tsp salt
• 7g instant yeast
• ½–1 cup warm water
• 1,5 litres sunflower oil

For the curried ostrich mince
• 150g ostrich mince
• 150g beef mince
• 2 tbsp sunflower oil
• 1 onion, finely chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, chopped
• 1 tsp ginger, chopped
• 1 tbsp curry powder
• 1 tbsp garam masala
• 1 tsp tomato paste
• 1 cup beef stock
• sea salt and black pepper

To serve Chutney

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