Cape vegetable casserole

This Cape vegetable casserole recipe is full of healthy ingredients like eggplant, garlic, raisins, grapes, oats, onions and tomatoes. My family loves casserole recipes and we are trying to 

explore the great variety of one pot recipes and traditions that is available in different parts of the world. This dish is inspired by the cape cuisine of South Africa and with its fruitiness and spiciness as well as its nutty flavors it is quite different from the traditional one pot meals known in Germany, England the United States and other parts of the Western world. 

Preparation time: 20 minutes


Cooking time: 45 minutes


Resting time: N/A


Total working time: 25 minutes


Total time needed: 1 hours 5 minutes


Difficulty: easy


Serves 4

This recipe was inspired by Wizzy you find her recipe here

Cape Vegetable casserole recipe

  • 5 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 eggplants, diced
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 cup of raisins or sultanas, soaked in water  for 12 hours
  • 1/2 cup of seedless grapes
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of raw unsalted peanuts, ground fine
  • 4 cloves of garlic chopped fine
  • 2 tbs. of red palm oil or other oil of your choice
  • 1 cayenne chilli, chopped fine
  • 150 gram / 5.3 oz of Cheddar cheese
  • Fermented pepper sauce or hot sauce of your choice 


  • Steam eggplant for 15 minutes and put aside
  • In the meantime turn another plate on the stove to medium heat
  • Add oil to pan and braise onions, chili and garlic till onions are turning soft and are becoming translucent
  • Add chopped tomatoes cover the pan and cook them with the onions and garlic for a few minutes
  • Pour the raisins in a strainer to remove the excess water
  • Add, raisins, grapes, nuts, oats, eggplant and salt to the pan and mix them will with the other ingredients
  • Simmer gently for 3 minutes then take of the stove and fill the contents of the pan into your casserole dish
  • Cover with the grated cheese and place the oven
  • Bake for about 25 minutes at 160 degrees Celsius / 320 Fahrenheit
  • Take out of the oven and serve hot with some of the fermented hot pepper sauceor another hot sauce of your choice

The spiciness of a hot sauce competing with the fruitiness of raisins and grapes is the final touch that makes this casserole dish really enjoyable.

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