Freshly Blogged – SA’s best – Braai Mix Fruity Roti Wrap

Written by on July 22, 2013 in Easy Recipes

Inspiration behind this recipe: I wanted to add a Indian fusion element to this dish. My own Nanima (grandmother) usually makes a mielie meal roti called rotla. I wanted to share this family recipe on how you can make rotis using mealie meal, usually used in South Africa to make pap. As a filling I thought a dried fruit atchar accompanied with a braai mix made from grilled green beans, sausages, sweet patats and onion would add a sweet and savoury South African Indian flavour to this dish. The braai mix is wholesome and a great vegetable addition to our traditional pap en vleis braais. It is a quick and easy meal to make when camping, fishing or hungry after a long game drive.

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For the mielie meal roti

2 cups flour
1 cup mealie meal
½ cup oil

For the dried fruit atchar

250g PnP dried fruit mix
½ cup Pnp red grape juice
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp crushed red chillies

For the braai mix

1 bag charcoal
1 packet firelighters
1 onion, sliced
1 packet green beans, cut in halves
1 sweet patat, cut in pieces
500g ostrich sausages, cut in small pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Ina Paarman vegetable stock
3 tbsp Pnp original chutney
Pnp red grape juice


Mielie meal roti

Add all ingredients together in a bowl. Add enough boiling water so it is like soft dough. Knead until nice and soft. Let it stand for about 10-15 minutes.

Roll the dough into smaller balls.

Put some white flour on surface you will be rolling on and rolling pin so dough will not stick.

Roll roti into round circle or drop spoonfuls on frying pan and spread it like a crumpet.

Heat frying pan on high and spread some oil or use non-stick pan. Fry on high heat for about 1 minute or until you see bubbles forming.

Spread little ghee/oil or butter and turn and cook for 1 minute until you see brown patches forming.

Dried fruit atchar

Cut dried fruit into bite size pieces, remove pits from prunes.

Soak the dried fruit in grape juice and let it marinate for a while until soft.

Boil the grape juice and brown sugar until syrupy, add chillies and salt and cook for 1 minute.

Add dried fruit pieces and stir and cook until soft.

Optional: add sesame seeds

Braai mix

Take out braai stand and clean grill with a raw onion. Set up charcoal like a pyramid. Insert firelighters evenly, light the fire.

Leave for 20-30 full minutes until flames die down and charcoal is white. Spread the charcoal evenly with tongs (don’t use your hands). Once flames have died down, you are ready to braai.

To prepare the braai mix, place sliced onion, green beans, sweet patats and cut sausage on large sheet of foil. Season with salt and pepper, vegetable stock, chutney and grape juice. Top with butter.

Before sealing tightly, add ¼ cup water. Place foil pack on braai for about 30 minutes or until veggies are soft and sausage is cooked. Turn occasionally.

To serve

Take a mielie meal roti.

Fill with braai mix, add dried fruit atchar, wrap and enjoy.

Optional: add some Pnp original chutney.




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