2 kg ox or sheep tripe, cleaned and cubedcold water, enough to cover the tripe2 dried bay leaves2.5 ml (½ tsp) ground cloves2.5 ml (½ tsp) ground cinnamon10 ml (2 tsp) garam masala2 cardamom pods250 ml (1 cup) plain yoghurt2 x 400 g tins tomato purée2 cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated6 garlic cloves, crushed4 red chillies, choppedsalt and pepper15 ml (1 tbsp) sugar15 ml (1 tbsp) white wine vinegar60 g (4 tbsp) butter, cubed
1. Place the tripe in a deep pot filled with enough cold water to cover it and boil for 2 hours.
2. In a blender, combine all the other ingredients except butter, and process into a fine, smooth mixture.
3. Drain the tripe and return it to the pot. Add the yoghurt mixture and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Add butter, stir through and season to taste.
4. Serve with steamed bread.
Picture: Jane Malebe ( Jane’s Kitchen)