SA’s culinary darling, Zola Nene has teamed up with FAT bastard to celebrate Chardonnay Day on May 23rd, 2024 with a speciality recipe and a fitting hashtag: #FbChardonMay!


Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes



1 Tbs canola oil

1 large onion, sliced

8 curry leaves

1-2 red chillies

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp black mustard seeds

2 Tbs garlic & Ginger paste

2 Tbs garam masala

1 Tbs mild curry powder

1 cup chopped tomatoes

400g chopped mushrooms

1 cup vegetable stock

3 Tbs fruit chutney

1 tin (400ml) coconut milk

1 tin (400g) butterbeans, drained

20g fresh coriander, chopped


Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with cooked rice.


Heat oil in a pot over medium heat.

Add onions, curry leaves, whole red chilly, cumin seeds and mustard seeds, sauté until onions soften and begin to brown.

Add garam masala, curry powder, garlic and ginger paste and tomatoes, then sauté for a minute to cook the spices.

Stir in mushrooms to coat in the spices, deglaze with stock and leave to sauté for a minute.

Add fruit chutney and coconut milk then leave to simmer for 5 minutes.

Stir in butter beans and chopped coriander then simmer for another 5 minutes.

Season to taste with salt and pepper, then serve spooned over rice

Pair with a chilled glass of FAT bastard Chardonnay


About FAT bastard:

FAT bastard Chardonnay is widely available across South Africa, with the 750ml glass bottle retailing at approximately R120. In addition to the classic 750ml glass bottle, FAT bastard Chardonnay is also available in a 2-litre box at approximately R175.


For more information on FAT bastard Chardonnay and #FbChardonMay celebrations, visit