Oxtail and Banana Potjie

This lovely Potjie is best when served with brown or white rice.


  • 1 Large oxtail, cut into pieces
  • 3 Medium onions, finely sliced
  • 2 Ripe bananas, sliced
  • 5 Medium carrots, cut into strips
  • 12 Baby potatoes
  • 250g Button mushrooms
  • 1 Large tomato, sliced
  • 5ml Chopped parsely
  • 10 Whole uitjies
  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 30ml Butter
  • 0.5 Red chilli, finely chopped
  • 5 Whole cloves (kruinaeltjies)
  • 5ml Mixed herbs
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 500ml Warm water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • The sauce
  • 62ml Brown vinegar
  • 20ml Tomato sauce,
  • 20ml Chutney
  • 20ml Honey
  • 10ml Medium curry powder


  • Coat the Pot with the butter and heat.
  • Braai the meat for about 15 minutes
  • Add the onions, garlic, chilli, cloves, herbs, bay leaves, salt and pepper and braai for a further 15 minutes.(If the Pot gets too dry, add some warm water)
  • Now add the 500ml warm water, cover with the lid and allow the Potjie to simmer for about 2 hours
  • In the meantime, mix the ingredients of the sauce and put one side.
  • After 2 hours, pack the bananas on top of the meat and layer the veggies as they appear in the recipe
  • Sprinkle the parsley on top, and then layer the onions and allow the Potjie to simmer for 1 hour
  • Add the sauce and allow to simmer for a further 30 minutes