Cass Abrahams’ Recipe For Dade

Cass Abrahams’ Recipe For Dadel Blatjang (Date Chutney)

South African best-selling cookbook author and chef Cass Abrahams shares her recipe for Cape Malay date chutney.

Cass Abrahams’ Recipe For Dade

This date chutney is an excellent accompaniment for any meat dish. It will also go well with bobotie or serve with crackers and cheese.

Date Chutney Recipe

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Recipe by Cass Abrahams Course: SidesCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
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  • 500 g stoneless dates

  • 10 cloves garlic

  • 125 grams root ginger, peeled

  • 125 grams dried red chilies

  • Salt to taste

  • 500 ml brown vinegar

  • Sterilised bottles or jars


  • Place all ingredients except vinegar in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add vinegar and blend. Place mixture in saucepan and bring to the boil. Boil for 10 minutes.
  • Spoon into sterilised bottles while still hot.

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