South African Sauvignon and Shiraz are Good with a Durban Chicken Curry

In St Nicholas Covered Market, Corn Street, Bristol there is a shop called Kalahari Moon that sells South African produce.  We bought Werners Original Durban Curry spice mix from there.

The mix contains various masalas, turmeric, cinnamon, bay leaf, black pepper, cloves, cardamon, garlic, chilli powder and ginger. Each packet comes with a recipe and serving suggestions to make an authentic Durban style curry. Our recipe included chicken, potatoes and tomatoes and we served it with plain boiled rice.  It was a fairly hot and very tasty curry.

Fittingly, we thought it would be good to pair this dish with a South African wine and we opened a bottle of First Cape Sauvignon Blanc 2012, widely available from supermarkets. We thought this white was citrussy, with appley tones and refreshing with no edges.  It was a good match with the curry.

You will note from the photo that we enjoyed the leftovers with another South African wine, this time First Cape’s First Selection Shiraz 2012.   This widely available and IMG_0251.JPG (2)very good medium bodied red delivered dark berry fruits and spiciness.  It stood up to the strong flavours of the curry very well.

 

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