Bakari's Cabbage (How I Remember It)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I once had a friend in town whose husband is from Tanzania. This is one of the sides that was served with some coconut fish one evening I was over for dinner. Poor little me had only had boiled cabbage growing up. I couldn't get enough of this! Now that I am more knowledgeable, I know this is just a variation on braising cabbage. Bakari told me it is very important to slice the cabbage thin. I can't remember if his had garlic in it but I usually add it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat large skillet to medium-high heat and add oil and butter.
  2. Add cabbage and stir until it wilts slightly. Add garlic, salt, pepper, and turmeric.
  3. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  4. Cover and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Take off lid and let cook until most of the liquid is gone.


Most Helpful

I am not giving this stars right now because I didn't make it as written. I made this for the ZWT 4-Africa Spice It Up In Africa Challenge. I didn't have any turmeric do I subbed it with a spice blend I came up with myself. I used cardamom powder curry powder, cinnamon and ginger powder. I am sure it changed the outcome a bit. It more or less made it my recipe. There for it would not be fair to to the chef. It was very good. I love cabbage, so once I get some turmeric, I will make it again as written and review it again, giving it a fair rating. Thanks for sharing your recipe!! Update!! Originally I made this recipe June 25th. Updated July 20th. I have made this recipe 2 times since the ZWT Challenge.. Both times I did it as written It is very good!! It is very good!! Last night my neighbors came over for dinner. I made this and they loved it too!! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I will definitely be making it again.!

AuntWoofieWoof July 22, 2008

Very easy to make and I love the yellow tint the cabbage takes on. But I guess I'm not a big fan of the turmeric. I must need to try it a few more times. Thank you for posting. I made this for *Zaar World Tour 4* 2008 round 3 the *African Region* I'm playing on the team *Tastebud Tickling Travelers* Go team go!

Charlotte J June 29, 2008

This is a nice cabbage dish. I would have liked it better if it had more of a zip. Made for *ZWT 4*

PaulaG June 23, 2008

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