Recipes from Botswana: Cabbage

Recipes from Botswana


Country: Botswana
Course: Sides
Makes: 4 to 6 servings


  • 1 ripe tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion, shredded
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp dried piri-piri chillies, crumbled (optional)
  • About 3/4 of one small white cabbage, shredded
  • Oil for frying


  1. Fry the onion and tomato in a little bit of oil for about five minutes, then add the herbs and spices.
  2. Stir well until you get a thick, kind of mushy paste.
  3. Add the grated cabbage and saute for one or two minutes until well-blended, then cover and cook until the cabbage is soft, stirring occasionally.