Tomato bredie

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Tomato bredie
Chicken with tomato bredie (12567481243).jpg
Type Stew
Place of origin  South Africa
Main ingredients Mutton, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, chilli
Cookbook: Tomato bredie  Media: Tomato bredie

Tomato bredie is a South African stew, referred to in Afrikaans as 'tamatiebredie', normally made with mutton. It is cooked for a very long time, and its seasonings include cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and cloves as well as chilli. It is of Dutch origin. "Bredie" is the Afrikaans word for "stew", but is actually a word of Malaysian origin. This form of cooking was first introduced to the Cape by Malays, who were brought to the colony in most cases as slaves. The word bredie refers to oriental spinach. In tomato bredie tomato is used instead. Pumpkin, green beans and waterblommetjies (Cape water lily, Aponogeton distachyos, flowers) are also used. This traditional South African dish is commonly eaten around South Africa by both locals and tourists.

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