Lamb Potjie Recipe

Our company, Serene Safari Lodges is based in South Africa, a beautiful country with distinct cultures and landscapes that provide a gourmet experience unlike any other. When it comes to our dishes, our chefs make every effort to accommodate the diverse clientele we serve on a regular basis. The following recipe- Lamb Potjie is our chef’s favorite. The lamb potjie recipe embodies the essence of South African cuisine. A potjie (pronounced “poi-kee”) is a traditional cast-iron pot used to slow-cook a variety of ingredients to make a filling and tasty stew. We’ll delve into the world of Lamb Potjie by providing a recipe from one of our chefs.



  • 2 kgs of Lamb
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed garlic
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 2 tins of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 sachet of tomato paste
  • Fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons of chutney
  • 2 lamb stock dry cubes
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons of barbecue spice
  • 2 tablespoons of lamb chop spice
  • 1 tablespoons of paprika
  • 2 packets of mixed veggies
  • 60 ml of cooking oil


  1. Heat oil in a potjie pot, add the meat, and fry for five minutes. Add the onion until it’s cooked, then add garlic and crushed tomatoes.
  2. Add some spices, chutney, lamb stock cubes, and some pieces of fresh rosemary and tomato paste.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cook for more than 3 hours with the lid on.
  5. After 3 hours add mixed veggies and cook for half an hour without a lid on, reduce the heat.
  6. Serve with fresh rosemary, rice, or bread.

Lamb Potjie is more than just a dish; it’s a celebration of South African culture and culinary traditions. This hearty stew brings together a diverse range of ingredients and flavors, creating a meal that’s perfect for gatherings with family and friends.

As you savor each bite of your homemade lamb potjie, you’ll not only enjoy a delicious meal but also embark on a culinary journey through the rich and vibrant heritage of South Africa. So, gather your ingredients, fire up your potjie, and get ready to experience the magic of South African cuisine in the comfort of your own kitchen. Enjoy! Visit our website for Chef Donalds’ famous rusk recipe:

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