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Timol’s chicken curry 2

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Who remembers Timol’s bean chutney and chicken curry?

This is another one of her splendid curry creations we enjoyed for dinner, which also means lunch for me today (lucky me!).

As you know, I can’t give you Timol’s recipe – it’s a family secret (not). You could look at Anjum’s recipe if you need a hint or two.

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Timol’s chicken curry

Who remembers Timol’s bean chutney?

Her last two chicken curries have really shot tongues out, caused a ruckus and had crowds diving in for thirds.

The second version shown below was a defrosted chicken that escaped getting roasted but that ended up getting spiced-up.

We enjoyed the dish with a selection of roti, rice or bread.

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I can’t give you Timol’s recipe – it’s a family secret (not).

You could look at Anjum’s recipe if you need a hint or two.

Mimmos “Making life good!”

Now those of you that know me well, know that I like a really hearty breakfast at a really cheap price.

Spur (especially Southway Mall) has always been a front-runner. Their Westwood branch (also in Durban) improved vastly after slight prompting.

So obviously Timol and I got hugely excited when we came across Mimmos in Umhlanga.

A lovely Sunday morning ride on the motorbike or in the Ford Ranger with Roscoe the dog on the back.

We have been there a good few times and the waitrons are always so accommodating (Roscoe get fed bits of bacon fat).

The hot-deal breakfasts have been yummy and yes.. good value for money. Good parking outside too!

Look what you get for R24.90; one of the best deals in town

And for under R20.00

 

Buffet costs more if you want to pig-out

 

 

For the sweet tooth

 

 

Up close and decadent

 

Coffee (now this is where it slips a little)

 

The coffee could have been warmer.

The breakfast below.. (well the eggs speak for themselves: should have been soft)

 

The chicken sausages were “rubber” (taste & feel) and I tried to bounce a section of one to show Timol, who does not want to return to Mimmos.

Other things that morning were not firing a 100% but we won’t go there.

Now this blog is for celebrating good food and not having a go at anyone.

So I will forward this post to Mimmos and I am sure (just like Spur WW); they will up their game so they can continue drawing customers like Timol and I (who previously had at least three top drawer breakfasts in a row).

Good luck Mimmos!

We will visit once more and hope all is back to normal (please – I have seen you draw more customers than your neighboring “competitors”).

You are the only ones who can challenge Spur.

PS – I don’t go to W…Y and all the other spots who have failed to offer value for money in the breakfast department.

 

Timol’s bean chutney

Here is another good example of Timol’s hot-shot ability to whip up a quick tasty meal:

  1. Fry 1/2 onion in pan with a little oil until translucent
  2.  Add a little Turmeric powder
  3. A roughly chopped green chilli or two also
  4. Garlic if you like
  5. Add curry / Marsala powder
  6. Throw in finely diced tomato
  7. Add tin of baked beans 5 min later
  8. Simmer for 10/15 min
  9. Toss in chopped Dhania / Coriander leaves
  10. Drop onto wholewheat brown toast and enjoy