Trotters, tripe & sugar bean curry

Trotters, tripe & sugar bean curry

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  • 6
  • Medium
  • 20 minutes
  • 3½ hours

"There is a takeaway curry shop in Claremont, Cape Town that sells trotters and tripe curry only on Thursdays but sometimes a girl needs tripe on other days too.  Here is an easy way to get your fix whenever the craving hits, without the hassle of cooking the tripe!" - Marisa Munroe, Woolworths product developer


  • 500 g lamb trotters, washed
  • 300 g sugar beans, drained
  • salt, to taste
  • canola oil, for frying
  • 1 t cumin seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 green chillies, chopped
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 2 t fresh ginger, crushed
  • 2 t fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 t ground coriander, toasted
  • 2 T Woolworths meat masala
  • 2 t ground turmeric
  • ½ t garam masala (optional)
  • 1½ T chilli powder
  • 2 cloves
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 kg Woolworths slow cooked ox tripe
  • fresh coriander, to garnish
  • basmati rice, for serving

Cooking Instructions

1. In a saucepan, bring the trotters to the boil and cook for 1½ hours, covered, or use a pressure cooker to speed up the process.

2. At the same time, boil the sugar beans with a little salt until soft in a separate pot.

3. Once the trotters are cooked, remove from the pan and set aside. Reserve the broth.

4. Heat oil in a deep, heavy-based saucepan, and add cumin seeds, cinnamon, bay leaves, star anise, 2 chillies, curry leaves and onions.

5. Once the onion is translucent, add the ginger and garlic and fry until golden. Add in ground coriander, meat masala, turmeric, garam masala, chilli powder, cloves, and cardamom. Fry for a minute, then reduce the heat and add the tomatoes.

6. Cover and simmer over a low heat until the tomatoes have broken down. Add the trotters and season. Leave to simmer over a low heat for 10 minutes, stirring often. Add the tripe.

7. Add 1 cup trotter broth, and the cooked beans. Stir everything together and top with ½ of broth. Braise for 20–30 minutes or transfer to the oven at 180°C and cook for about 20–30 minutes, or until the sugar beans have absorbed the gravy.

8. Once the gravy has thickened, turn off the stove or oven and garnish with fresh coriander. Serve immediately with cooked basmati rice.

Photography & Videography: Sadiqah Assur-Ismail
Videography: Challenge Bobo
Production: Brita du Plessis
Food Assistant: Josh van Zyl

Woolworths Easy Meals lets you enjoy all your favourite comfort meals without sweat. Follow the easy packaging instructions to tuck into classics like tomato bredie, roast leg of lamb, ox tripe and must-try winter warmers like Asian-style beef short rib and coconut lamb curry. 

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