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Tell Us If You Like These 140 African Food Recipes.

Southern Tomato Hot Curry Stew

Indian curry spice and culture blend in rich South African curries of Indian cooking using okra, tomatoes and 10 spices to create easy curry recipe. Southern Tomato Hot Curry Stew. Ingredients. 1 large onion, chopped. 2 cups frozen okra. 1 cup plain yogurt. 2 large tomatoes, diced. 4 cloves garlic, chopped. 1 tablespoon olive oil. 2 teaspoons ground cumin. 2 teaspoons ground curry. 1 teaspoon ground turmeric. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper. 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves. 1 teaspoon ground ginger. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg. 2 hot peppers, chopped. 1 teaspoon salt. 2 dried bay leaves. Directions. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add spices and bloom for 2 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes and okra saute for another 5 minutes. Serve over basmati rice. Indian spices used in South African Indian food recipes.  Garam Masala is a strong spice mixture and is the heart of most Indian

Mushroom Dumplings from South Africa

Vegetarian mushroom dumplings from South Africa served with sweet coconut milk, cayenne pepper, ginger and honey sauce. Every mushroom dumpling is delicately boiled and dipped with the African Gourmet South African spicy sweet ginger sauce. Africans prefer mushrooms as well as most fruits and vegetables fresh rather than processed and Mushroom Dumplings are a favorite Southern African food recipe using finely chopped fresh white button mushrooms wrapped in egg dough topped with spicy sweet ginger sauce. Mushroom Dumplings from South Africa Directions and Ingredients. Ingredients for the mushroom filling, egg dough and dipping sauce. Filling 5 cups chopped button mushrooms 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 yellow onion, diced 5 green onions, chopped Salt and ground black pepper to taste Dough 1 large egg yolk 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, more as needed Sauce 2 cups coconut milk  1 tablespoon honey 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt  1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2

Supermarket Cameroonian Cuisine Fish Stew Ingredients

Cameroon cuisine in West Africa bonga fish is a popular fish to use in fish recipes which bonga fish is usually smoked with lots of fresh vegetables. Fresh bonga fish is also used in cooking Cameroonian fish stews and fried fish recipes. In Cameroon as well as the whole of Africa fish is cooked in the smoked or dried forms or used fresh. Bonga fish is fresh caught in West Africa from Senegal to Cameroon during the dry season when it is caught far inland when salt water penetrates the rivers.   Supermarket Cameroonian Cuisine Ingredients and Directions for Cameroon Smoked Bonga Fish Stew. Prep time 15 minutes  Cook time 20 minutes  Total time 35 minutes  Cameroonian Cuisine Fish Stew    Ingredients 4 smoked bongas or any smoked fish 2 green plantains cut in quarters 2 medium onions, chopped 2 green peppers, chopped 2 large tomatoes, diced ¼ cup palm oil 2 dried basil leaves 2 cups vegetable broth Pepper to taste Directions In a large pot heat palm oil, add

White Rice and Beans Palm Oil Stew

Palm oil gives a unique flavor to rice and beans. Rice and beans is a staple African recipe that makes the most of items that have a long shelf life. First, what is palm oil. Palm oil is made by grinding the palm kernel of the African palm oil tree, the oil is then extracted from the kernel. The palm oil tree is indigenous to West Africa, naturally occurring along the 300-mile coastline strip from the Gambia to Angola. Palm oil manufacturing in West Africa has two elementary types. The first, palm oil growing in wild grooves and second palm oil groves that are planted on plantations and small farms. Sustainability in the palm oil industry and emphasizing that producers only source palm oil has been produced in an ecological way is a major issue in the industry. Palm oil is produced in countries in which there are large percentages of the world’s rain forests. Palm oil freshly made in Nigeria Second, about rice in Africa. Rice is a staple food in many African countries. Rice has been c

French African Eggplant Stew.

Best Way to make French African Eggplant Stew. French is the official language in nineteen African countries and the French influence on food is most important in culinary arts. This easy and delicious French eggplant stew features eggplant, greens, tomatoes and okra creating classic French dish using local grown vegetables. Beginning around the year 1903, the French held most of what would come to be their colonial territory in West Africa including present-day Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, and Niger. In Africa, the French language is usually the lingua franca or the language for business and education but for cooking eggplant stew, taste buds speak a language of their own. There is no difference between Eggplant, aubergine or brinjal; they are different words for the same fruit depending on where you live and yes, eggplants are a fruit botanically. Nevertheless, enough about history and the origin of words, let’s get to cooking The African Gourmet Fren

Fried Cabbage Pancakes and Onion Sauce

Zambia is a landlocked African country and has one of the highest levels of urbanization in Africa with densely populated areas in the central zones particularly around the cities of Lusaka, Ndola, Kitwe, and Mufulira. With space at a premium in the cities, besides corn and beans, cabbage has many simple recipes in the everyday lives of Zambians. Fried Cabbage Pancakes Recipe. Ingredients.  1 can black eyed peas washed and drained. 2 cups cooked shredded cabbage. 1 cup all-purpose flour. 1 large egg. 1/4 cup finely chopped onion. 1/2 magi cube. Vegetable oil for frying. Directions.  Mix all ingredients well, roll into small size balls, flatten and fry on both sides until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, cool and sprinkle with a little salt if desired. Serve warm with our onion sauce recipe below.  Onion Sauce for Fried Cabbage Pancakes.  Ingredients. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.  4 cups thinly sliced onions.  Salt and pepper to taste.  2 cups vegetable stock

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Moroccan Pastilla Pie

Moroccan Pastilla Pie

If you're hesitant about trying African food, let me assure you that Moroccan Pastilla Pie offers a delightful culinary adventure. Moroccan Pastilla, or Bastilla or B'stilla, is a traditional Moroccan dish typically served as a special occasion or festive dish. It consists of layers of flaky pastry filled with a mixture of spiced meat, usually chicken or pigeon, along with almonds, eggs, and a hint of sweetness from ingredients like cinnamon and powdered sugar. Traditional Moroccan Pastilla recipes often include a layer of scrambled eggs. Feel free to add beaten eggs to the chicken and almond mixture during the cooking process if you prefer. The pastry is then baked until golden and crispy.

Moroccan Merguez Sausage

Moroccan Merguez Sausage

Merguez is a spicy North African sausage traditionally made from ground lamb or beef and flavored with spices such as paprika, cumin, garlic, and chili. It is often grilled or pan-fried and served with bread or Merguez is commonly used in dishes like tagines, couscous, and stews.