Chicken livers and greenbeans curry

Yes I am fully aware that when I am AWOL for a while, my go to excuse is life is kicking me in the behind.


Seriously life is really getting the upper hand of me at the moment. For the past God knows how many months I have been battling with load shedding. I wake up to darkness, I get home to darkness and I go to sleep in darkness. I am not even sure why the municipality  still charges me for electricity on my municipality bill. It is just a waste of time.

One would think that my parents would understand that load shedding is affecting my ability to feed them. My mother is happy for this fact, because all I seem to do is dirty up the kitchen. My father on the other hand, is sulking like I damaged his favourite golf club. He is literally sulking and refusing to laugh at jokes and is soo serious when you tease him, one would swear he was going to cry.

I seriously just about had enough of the sulking, yes I mean I would love to eat a proper meal and not meals that are made in a flash or with left overs. I mean when there is loadshedding every minute of the day we all have to make sacrifices. I haven’t had a hot shower in days that I might have just created my own perfume fragrance without even trying to.

Nope, come rain or shine or even the world ending my dad wants to have a hot plate of food that doesn’t include the following, left overs, paneer, soya mince, soya chunks, mince, cauliflower, tofu, cheese of any sort, puli rice, puli curry, cocoa, these are just a few of the ingredients that he refuses to eat of late.

My mother thinks it is the most hilarious thing to see my father forcing a cheese sandwich down and then dragging his feet to bed to sleep at 8pm. Me on the other hand am not impressed with his childish behaviour.

That is why when Eskom finally announced that they were lowering the stage and there was no load shedding over the weekend, I went shopping, armed with my shopping list and a ton of carrier bags. When I got to the counter, the cashier kept looking behind me for rest of my family and I was polite to lie to her and tell her the kids are in the car. How can I tell her the numerous paw patrol yoghurt tubs in the trolley was for my father, she would have thought I was off my rocker.

If my father wanted to eat a proper meal then he would be getting proper meals every meal and he would eat everything on the plate or else there was going to be war.

First recipe on my menu was Apriena Pummer’s chicken livers and greenbeans curry that I came across on Instagram.

Normally I don’t buy livers, my dad eats them, but I am not a fan and if I have to clean them then I have to eat them. Thank my lucky stars Woolworths sells cleaned livers that only need to be rinsed till all the bloody bits are off.

The recipe itself is super easy to make, all basic ingredients that one would normally find in my freezer. I have an entire draw just dedicated to greenbeans. I lover cutting greenbeans. It is very very therapeutic.

Verdict, my dad could not fault it. Not sure if he was lost for words because there was actually a hot plate of food on the table when he got home or was he shocked speechless because the food was so good. I will take this as win.

Now to stuff him till he explodes because no one and I mean no one sulks in my kitchen.


  • 3 x tbsp olive oil.
  • 1 x onion, thinly sliced.
  • A sprig of curry leaves.
  • 2 x tsp ginger garlic paste.
  • 1kg x chicken livers, cleaned and rinsed.
  • 3 x tbps masala.
  • 1 x tomatoe, rinsed and chopped.
  • Salt to taste.
  • 600x greenbeans, cleaned and sliced.
  • Fresh coriander to garnish.


  • Heat the oil in a pan.
  • Add the onions, curry leaves and a good pinch of salt.
  • Give it a good mix and allow the onions to saute till they become transparent.
  • Add the cleaned chicken livers and cook till they start to brown on my side.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste, masala and tomatoe.
  • Toss to allow the masala to coat everything.
  • Add the greenbeans and mix.
  • Add about a cup of water.
  • Cover and cook till the greenbeans are cooked and the water has cook away.
  • Remove from the heat and garnish with the fresh coriander.

2 thoughts on “Chicken livers and greenbeans curry

  1. Lucy-Sarah R says:

    Wow,this is an interesting pairing of chicken livers with green beans.
    Definitely worth a try!
    Can you clarify: is it 1kg chicken livers?
    Thank you

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