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About African Cooking

It is generally the women of Sub-Saharan Africa who do most of the work related to food. This includes work on the "plantations" or "shambas" (as cultivated fields are called), such as planting, weeding, harvesting, as well cooking as cooking and serving the food.

The African kitchen is traditionally outside or in a separate building apart from the sleeping and living quarters. By far the most traditional and to this day the most common sight in an African kitchen is a large swing blackpots filled with meat, vegetables, and spices simmering over a fire. The pot usually sits on three stones arranged in a triangle, and the fire slowly consumes three pieces of wood that meet at a point under the pot.


Common Ingredients for Traditional African Food

(where available)

Vegetables             Black-eyed Peas        Groundnuts                    Chicken                 Garlic
Cabbage                 Yams                           Cabbage                         Pork                       Melegueta pepper
Maize - corn           Okra                           Maize - Corn                  Beef                      (substitute use Cardamon)
Groundnuts            Watermelon                Sweet Potatoes              Fish                        Cloves
Sweet Potatoes      Cassava                      Lemons                          (local varieties)      Black Peppercorns
Rice                                                                                                         Nutmeg
                                                                                                                                           Tumeric
                                                                                                                                                              Pilau Mix
                                                                                                                              Curry Powder

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RECIPES
Explore the delicious and varied cusines of Africa and learn how to prepare traditional African dishes.


East African

East African Sweet Pea Soup

East African chapatti

Swahili peanut kashata

Swahili Pudding


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North African

Carthagenian Flank Steak

Chicken Couscous


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West African

Basque Chicken Yassa - A delicious West African lemon-vinegar chicken dish

West African groundnut stew

Jollof Rice

Benne Cakes


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Algerian

Shorba - Chicken Soup

Algerian cooked carrot salad

Algerian Fish Soup

Algerian Salad

Bourek-Beef Stuffed Pastry Rolls

L'Ham El HLou

Chlada Fakya - Fruit Salad, served with whipped cream


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Benin

Beninese Food Recipes : a section of recipes including Rice and Beans, Peanut Sauce, Ingame Pilé, Pâte Rouge, Pâge Blanche, Ingame Pilé, Sauce Legume, Tapicoa, Klui Klui, Fried Plantains


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Cameroon

Banana Bread

Fried Sweet Potatoes or Plantains

Zom (Spinach with meat)

Curry of Beed - Cameroon

FOLON à la Georges

Beef with Pineapple and Coconut


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Cape Verdian

Cape Verdean Foods - recipes including:

Carne Gizado - Stewed Meat & Vegetables
Polvo a modo ze de Lino - Octopus Stew
Cachupinha
Supida de Xerem - Ground coen with Vegetables & Meat
Ccocnut Candy
Papaya Candy
Pudim de Qyeijo - Cheese Pudding
Xerem de Festa - a Wedding Dish

Caldo de Pexe - fish soup

Cachupa rice

Canja de Galinha- thick chicken rice soup


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Côte d'Ivoire

Cooking & Recipes


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Egyptian

Ful Nabed(Egyptian Bean And Vegetable Soup)

Koushari(Lentils, Macaroni And Rice In Oil)

Rose's Egyptian Rice

Egyptian Red Snapper in Red Pepper-Mint Sauce

Egyptian Moussaka

Egyptian Pickled Lemons

Egyptian chocolate cake - a rich, delicious end to a meal.


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Ethiopian

How a Dinner is Served in Ethiopia

Doro Alicha - mild Ethiopian chicken dish

Doro Wat - A spicy Ethiopian chicken dish

Tibs Wet - A very spicy (and fatty!) meat dish from Ethiopia

Injera Bread - A very simple recipe for injera, the pancake-spongy bread that accompanies Ethiopian food.

Spiced butter ((Niter Kebbeh))A recipe for clarified, herbed butter, a basic ingredient in Ethiopian cuisine

Berbere A red-pepper based spice mixture, used in Ethiopian dishes

Ethiopian lentils

Ethiopian Recipes - A number of recipes at this website


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Ghana

A selection of recipes from Ghana

Ghana Jollof Rice

Ashanti Chicken

Avocado with smoked fish

Fresh Fish Stew

Plain Soup

Ghanaian Groundnut Soup

Kele Wele - served as a dessert


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Kenya

Cooking & Recipes




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Liberia

How a Dinner is Served in Liberia


Recipes from Liberia - a range including:
Beef Internal Soup
Jollof Rice
Monrovian Collards & Cabbage
Liberian Sweet Potato Pone
Ginger Beer
Stewed Mangos with Cloves


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Madagascar

How a Dinner is Served in Madagascar

Lasary Voatabia - Tomato and Scallion Salad



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Malawian

Nsima - Staple Food

Mbatata Biscuits - sweet potato

Malawian Desserts - recipes including
Nthochi (banana) Bread
Mbatata (sweet potato) Cookies
Mtedza (peanut) Puffs
Zitumbuwa (banana fritters)


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Mauritius

Salade Chouchou - Choko Salad

Mauritian Mayonnaise

Fricasse Le Chou - Buttered White Cabbage

Gratin de Morue - Salt Cod with Mashed Potatoes

Hakien - Pork & Prawn Bean Curd Rolls

Carri Tripes Gros Pois - Tripes with Lima Beans in Curry Sauce

Poisson Salé - Fried Salt Fish with Onions

Poisson aux Fines Herbes - Fish in Tomato Sauce with Herbs

Cassoulet Mauricien - Mauritian Cassoulet

Bouillon Crabes - Swimmer Crabs Bouillon

Mulku (Murukku)

Gigot de Mouton - Lamb Roast


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Moroccan

How a Dinner is Served in Morocco

Moroccan Chick Pea Soup

Moroccan chicken tagine with honey & apricots

Moroccan Vegetarian Sweet Potato Stew

Moroccan Chicken with Prunes, Honey, Toasted Almonds & Cinammon

Chicken and Carrot Tagine

Moroccan chicken Tagine with Honey and Apricots

Moroccan recipes A number of Moroccan recipes


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Mozambique

How a Dinner is Served in Mozambique


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Nigerian

A selection of 40 receipes from Nigeria

Nigerian Pepper Soup

Suya - chicken, beef, shrimp or veal

Akara Pancakes
A popular savoury Nigerian dish made with black-eyed beans



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Senegal

How a Dinner is Served in Senegal

Senegalese Lemon Soup

Tiébou Dienn - cheb-oo-jen - sometimes called the national dish of Sénégal.

Senegal Seafood Stew

Ngalax - a delightful dessert


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South Africa

Traditional African and South African recipes

How to Cook Kudu - Game Recipe

Sosaties - Grilled Marinated Meat with Apricots

Cape Kidgeree - Fish and Rice

Klappertert - Coconut Pie Dessert

Bobotie - Baked Beef Curry With Custard Topping

Cape Boboti & Brandy Pudding

How To Make Real South African Biltong - beef jerky

How to make real South African Boerwors


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Sudan

How a Dinner is Served in Sudan

Sudan recipes A selection of savory and sweet dishes

Shata - Hot Spice Accompaniment

Peanut Macaroons

Shorba - Puree of Lamb

Maschii - Stuffed Tomato with Chopped Beef


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Tanzania

How a Dinner is Served in Tanzania

Tanzanian Veggie Soup

Beans with Coconut and Cilantro - a vegetarian dish

Ndizi Na Nyama - Banana curry with Beef

Kuku Wa Kupaka - Chicken in Coconut

Samaki Wa Nazi - Fish with chili and coconut

Maharaga Ya Naz - White Beans in coconut milk

Kabichi - Stir fried Cabbage with pepper

Ugali - Maze Pudding


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Uganda

Zarina's smoked fish stew

Zarina's sim-sim cookies

Ugandan ginger tea


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Zanzibar

How You Can Present a Zanzibar Dinner

Beans and Groundnut Relish

Supu Ya Kuku - Chicken Soup

Zahn Ze Bar - Zanzibar Duck

M'Chuzi wa Nyama- Curry of Beef Zanzibar

Mango Tartlets with Lime Curd and Tropical Nut Crust


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Zimbabwe

Recipes from Zimbabwe
includes: Salted Groundnuts; Corn Meal with Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Stew

Cookies from Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe greens


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African Cooking Links

Cooking Recipes of South Africa
South African cooking, history and the political and geographic influences that have shaped the cuisine.

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