Need to whip up a cheap plate of eats?…..
One of the sponsors of Dinner Divas is Rhodes Food and each contestant received R750 of Rhodes vouchers……in R10 denominations!
So off I went to Checkers, grabbed a selection of their products and marched to the till clutching my wad of barter. The lady looked at the vouchers, looked at me with great suspicion and told me I could use only one voucher at a time!
*Cue camera to me in Spar* Now Spar seem to stock different Rhodes items, so I loaded up, as-ya-do when it’s for free. Lady at the till looks grimly at vouchers, peers at vouchers some more and declares that I must only buy tomato products…..cos that’s the picture on the voucher!
Pick n Pay were the only supermarket to take the vouchers without a hassle, they even gave me change!
Anyway, here I am trying out some products I have never used, and presented with a tin of curried butter beans I came up with the following…..
Curried butter bean spread
1 tin Rhodes butter beans in curry sauce
Fresh chilies to taste
Empty your tin of butter beans (juice as well) into a blender and buzz until you get it as smooth as you can. Place in a container and put in the fridge to chill, this does not have the consistency of a dip, nor is it a pate, it’s more of a spread.
Chop the ingredients for the sambal and mix, I haven’t given exact amounts here, you be the judge of how much you want.
1.5 cups flour
½ tsp salt
1.5 TBSP oil
Hot water to form a dough
Butter for spreading
Oil for frying
Mix the flour and salt and add oil, using a mixer or your hands mix until it looks like breadcrumbs.
Add the hot water gradually with the motor still running until you get a soft dough.
Roll out on a floured surface until it’s about 25 x 25 cm.
Spread butter over the dough and then roll it up.
Cover with a tea towel or cling and leave for 30 minutes.
Cut off pieces of dough and form into small balls.
Roll out each ball into a thin disc.
Heat a thick bottom pan, smear with a little oil and fry the discs until they look like this..
The combination of the spread topped with the sambal in the roti was really good, this is a tasty, economical dish to serve with drinks or to take along when you get asked to bring a plate. The tin of butter beans cost R9.99, rotis are very cheap to make and the sambal/salsa can be a combination of anything you happen to have in your fridge.
Rhodes also gave us these huge chopping boards, it amazed me that I was allowed to take mine onto the flight home as hand luggage, no sharp objects mind….but let the old duck on with a lethal weapon!
Disclaimer: I wrote this post of my own volition, I was not remunerated.