Cabbage bobotie with tomato chutney

4 servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 1 hr
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Add a twist to this Cape Malay classic by adding cabbage.

By DRUM July 17 2019
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Ingredients (20)

15 ml oil
1 onion — chopped
½ cabbage — shredded
2 garlic — cloves, chopped
2 cm fresh ginger — grated
500 g beef mince — lean
30 ml curry powder — roasted
5 ml turmeric
60 ml chutney
5 ml vinegar
salt and freshly ground black pepper
baby cabbage — roughly chopped
bay leaves
250 ml milk
2 eggs
2 onion — sliced
150 g baby tomatoes
30 ml vinegar — red wine
60 ml brown sugar
salt — pinch
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Preheat the oven to 180°C.


Heat the 15ml (1T) oil in an ovenproof pan and fry the onion until fragrant.

Add the cabbage and stir-fry until soft. Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry until fragrant. 2 Add the mince and stirfry until the meat has browned.

Add the curry, turmeric, chutney and vinegar and stir-fry for 10 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper.

3 Press the baby cabbage pieces and bay leaves into the top of the mince.

Drizzle a little oil over and put the pan in the oven for 15 minutes.


Whisk the milk and eggs together. Remove the pan from the oven and pour the custard over.

Return the pan to the oven for 25 minutes or until the custard has set.


Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and stirfry until the sugar has melted.

Simmer slowly for 10 minutes and serve with the bobotie.

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