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Curried Samp

22nd August 2016

Curried Samp

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Curried Samp is also known as Umngquusho. It is said to be one of these love it or hate it meals. Some lightheartedly compare it to Marmite. But one thing is certain Curried Samp can be delicious when cooked correctly. It is traditionally South African meal which is best enjoyed with chakalaka. Curried Samp takes 15 minutes to prepare. And the cooking time is 120 minutes.

Ingredients for Curried Samp:
500ml Samp and Bean mix
2lt Water
15ml Sunflower Oil
1 Onion – finely chopped
1 Green Pepper – finely chopped
15ml Rajah Mild and Spicy Curry Powder or Cartwrights
1 Knorr Beef Stock Pot or Ina Paarman’s Beef Stock
250ml Water


Start by soaking your Samp and Bean mix overnight. Drain the mix the following day and put in a large pot with 2l of clean water. Simmer it on a low heat until soft.

TIP: It’s best to check on it every 30 minutes to make sure it has enough water. Also, stir frequently to prevent it from sticking to the bottom.

Fry up your onion and green pepper when the Samp is nearly done. When the onions and peppers are soft, add the curry powder and fry for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.

Add the samp and bean mixture, the stock and 250ml water.

Simmer, stirring occasionally, until water has cooked away.

Your finished result should have a creamy, soft texture.

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