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Do you know how to pronounce borewors? I always do it in English and when my South African friend Theo says it,  he makes it sound super sophisticated [ˈbuːrəvors]. Borewors is basically a sophisticated mutura. Mutura for those of you who do not know is an African sausage. So is Borewors. The difference comes in with what is inside. Borewors is made from 90% minced meat and 10% spices. Mutura is made with 90% innards (intestines, tripe-Matumbo-) 10 % blood and spices.

Both are great for the barbeque or choma (literally translating to burn LOL on a bbq). I have never tried making Mutura any other way. Perhaps next time I should. With borewors I had a Zimbabwean ex who would stew it just like you would beef stew and I always enjoyed it just as much as I did the bbq borewors. When I asked Theo the other day how I should make the borewors he told me that they sometimes cook it in chakalaka (a relish of sorts made with beans in a tomato based sauce). I had no time to start researching how to make it so I decided to work with what I had in my pantry. My famous Sweet Chilli sauce which is eeerrrything you need to try it. You can buy it here and mix that with coconut milk and I tell you MY GAWD!!!! you will just be singing hallelujah as you eat. To be honest I was very surprised by how good this turned out to be. It was 10x better the next day, it gave me life.

Hoping you and your family love it as much as we did.

Happy cooking!!

Coconut Sweet Chilli Borewors

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4


  1. 500g borewors, cut up into 2 inch long strips
  2. 4 Potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  3. 2 teaspoon garam masala
  4. 1 cup coconut milk
  5. 1/2 cup African Kaya's Sweet Chilli sauce
  6. 1 onion sliced
  7. 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  8. Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  9. Small bunch of dhania.
  10. Salt
  11. Oil


Place the potatoes in a pot of water, add salt and 1/2 the garam masala. Let it boil till half cooked.

Meanwhile, put a little oil in a pan. Once hot add the borewors and cook until browned. Add in the half cooked potatoes and brown.

Add in the onions. Cook till the onions are translucent. Add in the garlic and cook till fragrant. Add in the coconut milk and sweet chili sauce.. Stir and let cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes until the potatoes cook through.

Add in the lemon juice, dhania and garam. Cook for 2 minutes and serve.

This dish tastes even better the next day.


Written by Wangeci