Lamb Potjie Recipe - A traditional recipe from South Africa this wholesome lamb dish is full of flavour.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Lamb, Olive oil

Cuisine : South African

Course : Main Course_Mutton

Lamb Potjie

Lamb Potjie Recipe - How to make Lamb Potjie


Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 1.30-2 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Lamb 500 grams

  • Olive oil 50 millilitres

  • Garlic chopped15 cloves

  • Onions sliced3 medium

  • Tomatoes chopped5 medium

  • Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Black pepper powder freshly ground1 teaspoon

  • Red pepper powder freshly ground1 teaspoon

  • White pepper powder freshly ground1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom powder freshly ground1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Barbeque sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Sweet and sour chutney 2 tablespoons

  • Potatoes 1 1/2 inch cubes2 medium

  • Carrot 1 1/2 inch cubes1 medium

  • Brinjal 1 1/2 inch cubes1 medium

  • Small onions 5


Step 1

Cut lamb into one and half inch cubes. Heat olive oil in a special potjie pot preferably on an open flame. Add the lamb pieces, garlic and cook for a few minutes on a high heat stirring continuously.

Step 2

Add onion and sauté for two minutes. Add tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce and continue to sauté.

Step 3

Add the three pepper powders and cardamom powder and mix. Add salt and barbecue sauce and mix Add sweet and sour chutney and mix well.

Step 4

Cook for three to four minutes. Add potatoes, carrot, brinjal and small onions and mix well. Cover the pot with aluminium foil and let it simmer on slow heat till done.

Step 5

It may take one and a half to two hours or maybe a little more. Serve hot.

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