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28 September 2021

Rustenburg – Cottage Pie is comfort food, and no one understands this better than Dou Druppels & Manna chef Margaret Mokhatla! 

This is a great go-to dish that she likes to make for her family after a long day. It’s easy and cost effective, making it the perfect dinner when you are just not in the mood to cook but still want to treat your family. 

Preparing meals for people daily, this is also one of the staple items on the Dou Druppels & Manna menu that their clients enjoy! 


  • half a cup of cooking oil 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 
  • Half a teaspoon of ginger and garlic paste 
  • 2 to 3 medium potatoes
  • 1 diced onion 
  • 1 diced green pepper
  • 200g mixed vegetables 
  • 500g beef mince 
  • 2 teaspoons mince spice
  • a quarter teaspoon of Garam masala 
  • mixed herbs to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cheese
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 2 table spoons of butter.
  • Paprika and parsley for seasoning


  1. Heat half a cup of oil, add the cumin seeds and ginger and garlic paste.
  2. Fry for at least three minutes, very low heat.
  3. Add diced onions and diced green pepper and fry together.
  4. Mix in the mince, mince spice, a quarter teaspoon of Garam masala and fry until brown.
  5. Season with herbs. 
  6. Place in an oven-safe bowl.


  1. Peel the potatoes and add to the water.
  2. Make sure you boil your potatoes for at least 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Drain the water and add milk, butter and baking powder.
  4. Mix well. 

The final steps

  1. Spread the mash over the mince and sprinkle with cheese and melt in the oven. 
  2. Season with paprika and parsley.  


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