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Simple Eggplant Stew From Chad

Simple Eggplant Stew From Chad

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Eggplants are a traditional vegetable in Chad where the highest populations are found in the southwest, particularly around Lake Chad and the capital N'Djamena. 

The African eggplant originates from Central Africa; other local names for the eggplant vegetable are gauta, yalon bello, igbagba and nakati just to name a few. 

Eggplant Stew is an easy African food recipe from Chad using eggplants cooked with okra and peanut butter.

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Ingredients

1 eggplant cubed

2 cups fresh okra, chopped

10 plum tomatoes, chopped

1 large green pepper chopped

2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter

Salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste

Water to cover


Directions
Add all ingredients to a large pot except peanut butter and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for half an hour, or until the vegetables are tender. Mix peanut butter until a smooth sauce forms. Add tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes longer. Serve with white or brown rice or with boiled green plantains.

Cooking a meal in Chad
Cooking a meal in Chad

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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.