Secret to making great Cape Malay daltjies, curry and more - from Fatima Sydow

Local culinary guru Fatima Sydow has shared her secret recipe tips on cooking Cape Malay cuisine.

She's the author of ‘The Journey of Cape Malay Cooking' and one half of the new Afrikaans cooking show called ‘Kaap, Kerrie en Koesisters’ with her twin sister.

The Strandfontein chef gave her cooking advice, particularly ahead of the fasting and feasting at Ramadan.

She shared her recipe for mouthwatering daltjies (Cape Malay version of deep-fried chilli bites), rooties, pickled fish and curries (there's no need for tomatoes to make the flavour!).

The recipe is very important; keep it simple.

Fatima Sydow, author and chef

We are not just Cape Malay, we are South Africans, we are Capetonians. We love our city, we love our country and celebrate everything about it and cook all kinds of food.

Fatima Sydow, author and chef

Sydow also spoke about her childhood love for food, her families influence and pursuing her career in the food industry.

My mom used to cook for everyone. There was always food on the stove top. Food is the one thing that connects everyone and a way of telling people that you care - she loved that.

Fatima Sydow, author and chef

Kaap, Kerrie en Koesisters’ airs Tuesdays at 6pm on DStv channel 147.

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