• Serves:4
  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cooking Time:25 mins

Pilchard Sishebo

Sishebo is the clever South African combination of stew and curry. We love wholesome meals that are full of spicy flavour. This pilchard-based sishebo is both cost-effective and deliciously tasty. Using just a few basic household ingredients will help you whip together this masterpiece!

Spicy Pilchard sishebo


  • 2 Tbsp Sunfoil Sunflower Oil
  • 1 Large onion, chopped finely
  • 2 Cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 Green chilli, chopped finely
  • 1 Tbsp Curry powder
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 x 425g Tin pilchards in tomato sauce
  • ¼ Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ⅓ Cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • Dash of lemon (half) optional
  • Allsome Rice


1. Heat the oil in a pot and sauté the onions until translucent, then add in the garlic and chilli
and cook for a few minutes.
2. Add in the curry powder and black pepper, stir continuously for a further two minutes.
3. Stir in the freshly chopped tomatoes, pilchards, water, sugar and salt. Simmer for 15
4. Add a dash of lemon, half of the chopped coriander and season as desired.
5. Serve with Allsome rice and garnish with the remaining coriander.

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