How to prepare cabbage stew in Ghana

How to prepare cabbage stew in Ghana

Cabbage is a widely enjoyed vegetable not only in Ghana but Africa as a whole. Different countries have different ways of preparing cabbage. In Ghana, most people like to cook it into a stew to make famous Ghanaian cabbage stew. The question that arises is how to prepare cabbage stew in this enjoyable way.

Ghanaian cabbage stew
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The best thing about this Ghanaian stew is that one can decide to add any protein to it; this can be beef, fish, or chicken. Whether you choose to cook the cabbage alone or to add any protein, rest assured this meal will always come out delicious.

Cabbage stew recipe

This recipe is easy to follow, and before you know it, you will have made your delicious stewed cabbage.


  • 1 large cabbage
  • Vegetable oil of your preference
  • 1 diced onion
  • Garlic paste
  • 4 chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup of water
  • Tomato paste
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Salt

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  1. Wash the cabbage, and slice it into small pieces
  2. Take a bowl, add some water and the sliced cabbage.
  3. Boil the sliced cabbage till it is tender, and then drain the water.
  4. Heat your vegetable oil in a pan, then add onions and garlic paste. Cook them until they turn golden brown.
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5. Add the chopped tomatoes into the pan and mix well.

cabbage stew
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6. Once the tomatoes have become tender, add the tomato paste into the mixture, as well as the red pepper flakes, water, and salt. Let the mixture cook for a while so that the ingredients can come together.

7. Add the boiled cabbage to the pan and mix well.

Ghanaian stew
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8. Cover and let the mixture simmer for about ten to fifteen minutes. The cabbage stew can be served with rice, fufu, or even banku.

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stewed cabbage
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What are the health benefits of cabbage?

  1. Cabbage is highly nutritious as it contains many vitamins.
  2. It can also keep your heart healthy.
  3. Cabbage may also lower blood pressure.
  4. It can also help lower cholesterol levels.
  5. Cabbage helps in digestion.
  6. Cabbage can also help prevent cancer.

That is how to prepare cabbage stew in simple steps, in the comfort of your home. Try this recipe and give your feedback in the comments section below.

Disclaimer: All the information contained in this article is not implied or intended to be a substitute for any professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content including text, images, graphics, and information contained on or available through this page is for general information purposes.

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