African Food Recipe Pumpkin Leaf Stew
Learn how to make a African food recipe of pumpkin leaf stew that will be one of your favorite African vegetable recipe dishes.
Healthy pumpkin leaf stew is a simple recipe to make full of green healthy pumpkin and pumpkin leaves.
The making an African Food recipe of Pumpkin Leaf Stew
How To Cook African Food Pumpkin Leaf Stew.
Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
3 handfuls young pumpkin leaves
1 medium onion chopped
2 medium tomatoes diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 minced garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon black and red pepper
1 diced hot pepper
2 cups of water
Salt to taste
Add all ingredients simmer 30 minutes. Serve with rice or bread.
Traditionally, almost every household in Uganda has one or two pumpkin plants in the backyard, mainly for domestic consumption. Pumpkins are grown across the country mainly for household cooking with the remaining crop being sold at the market.
Pumpkin plants have large, dark green, lobed leaves containing plenty of fiber, iron, protein, calcium, vitamin A, C and per one cup of leaves there are only 7 calories. Both the fruit and leaves of pumpkins are edible.
In Uganda, there are seven different types of pumpkins that are grown, ranging in shape, size, and color. The common types that exist are Sweet Cream, Bala, Dulu, Onziga, Sunfish, Sugar Pie, and Anderina.
Some of the most popular uses for pumpkins include steaming the baby leaves of pumpkins plants for a tasty side dish, making sauce or soup out of the fruit’s flesh, using the fruit to make juice or wine, roasting the seeds to eat, or processing the pumpkin flesh to make flour that can then be used for breads.