The classic masala steak special sarmie

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Recently all I’ve been creating are foods I enjoyed whilst growing up in Durban, I remember driving down to the beach and devouring one too many masala steak sarmies, and if you’ve ever tried one you’d know that they are so good and pretty hard to resist.

The idea of taking long drives to Durban has been put to rest because now I can make my masala steak sarmie at home, plus I’ve added the FUTURELIFE® High Protein Brown Bread for some added goodness.

Did you know that the FUTURELIFE® High Protein Brown Bread has a low Glycemic Index (GI), providing a sustained energy release over a longer period of time, therefore, keeping you fuller for longer and improving blood glucose control?

Making it ideal for the whole family including individuals (like my husband) living with diabetes.

Masala Steak Special


1/2 an onion, finely diced

1 bay leaf

1 teaspoon of ginger and garlic paste

1 teaspoon red chilli flakes

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 tablespoons of masala – I like using Mother in laws

Salt to taste

500 g tenderised steak, cut into strips – not to thin

1/2 cup fresh coriander

150g cheddar cheese

Soft fried egg

Fresh tomato slices

FUTURELIFE® High Protein Brown Bread


Add oil to a frying pan on medium heat and sauté the diced onion until translucent, add in 1 bayleaf and ginger and garlic paste and mix together. Add in the spices and fry on low – be careful not to burn the spices.

Add in the tenderised steak strips and coat with the spices. Add a little water and allow to cook on low until the meat is super tender – 30 minutes with the lid on. Add water accordingly.

Add fresh coriander to the masala steak and stir through and set aside.

Toast 2 slices of the FUTURELIFE® High Protein Brown Bread


This is my favourite part, place a slice of the toasted FUTURELIFE® High Protein Brown Bread on your bread board, smear on some of the gravy from the steak, add 4 slices of fresh tomato, some red onion, add the steak strips, add more fresh coriander, a half a cup of grated cheese, the soft fried egg and lastly the remaining slice of toast. 

Place the sarmie onto a hot pan and toast for 2 minutes on each side just until the cheese is melted and serve right away!


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