South African Lamb Sosaties(Kebabs)


"This is a traditional South African braai (bbq) dish that can also be prepared using venison or beef. This dish is best if meat and vegetables are allowed to marinate overnight before grilling."


9 h servings 172 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 172 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 35 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Make the sauce by mixing together the yogurt, curry powder, sugar and oil in a small bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.
  2. Peel and cut the onion into 1 inch cubes. Thread skewers alternating lamb cubes, onion dried apricot halves. Place them into a large resealable bag and pour in the sauce. Make sure the kabobs are evenly well coated. Refrigerate and allow to marinate overnight or for at least 8 hours.
  3. Preheat grill to medium heat and lightly oil grate.
  4. Grill the kabobs over medium coals for 8 to 10 minutes on each side, or to your desired doneness.
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  1. 11 Ratings


Very nice recipe. Good to see some South African recipes on here. Keep up the good work.

Nice. However, being South African, I don't use stew meat for kebabs (Sosaties). A good grade of either lamb/chicken/beef is normaly used. I also add a touch of vinegar, brown sugar, curry to ta...

It is really good to see classic South African recipes. Very few people know what type of food South Africans eat. Having left south africa 2 years ago, it is so difficult to find recipes that I...

This was just ok. The marinade was fairly bland but the apricots caramelised nicely on the BBQ and worked well with the meat. Probably won't make again though.

This was terrific. I added 2 cloves of garlic and brown sugar instaed of white. Plus some red, yellow and orange peppers and a nice sqwirt of lemon juice. Served them on pawarthas for lunch.

this was okay as a marinade; a little bland but it did make the lamb tender. I used lamb pieces bone in and didn't make kebabs. I kept all other ingredients the same sans the apricots which I ...

This is a delicious recipe. I usually substitute chicken instead of lamb and add more curry powder and sugar to my marinade. I gradually add in more curry powder and sugar until I like the taste...

This was delicious. I added 1 tsp of trigosal which is a Colombian spice that can be found on some Spanish supermarkets. I also baked it at 350 degrees for one hour and added tiny potatoes to t...

Loved this recipe! My husband loved it too! I did follow some of the reviews and added garlic, vinegar and brown sugar to the marinade. Absolutely delicious!