Makes 8

These sosaties are also delicious when roasted over hot coals.

1 kg (21/4 lb) leg of mutton, cubed


3 medium onions, chopped

5ml (1 tsp) crushed

10ml (2tsp) crushed garlic

2 bay leaves

6 cloves

10ml (2tsp) turmeric

5 ml (1tsp) peppercorns

5 allspice

75ml (1/3 cup) masala

10ml (2tsp) ground cumin

10ml (2tsp) ground coriander

50ml (4tbsp) brown sugar

375ml  brown vinegar

10ml salt

8 wooden skewers

vegetable oil for frying

Mix ingredients for marinade and allow meat to marinate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.  Shake off excess marinade and onion from meat and thread meat onto wooden skewers.  Fry for 10 minutes on all sides and keep warm.  Simmer marinade and onions for 10 minutes.  Serve sosaties on a bed of freshly-cooked Tastic rice with sauce from marinade spooned over.

Recipe:  Cass Abrahams, Cass Abrahams Cooks Cape Malay:  Food from Africa

Food Styling:  Pete Goffe-Wood, PGW Eat