African Cooking Showcase

East African (Zanzibar) Appetizer

 

Mbatata za Urojo

 Ingredients:

1lb potatoes cut into 1’ cubes

5-6 cups water

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

5 Tbsp all-purpose flour (1/4 cup water for mixing)

1 raw green mango(unripe) (essential) cut into 4 slices

1 lemon/lime cut in half

2 tsp salt

 

Fried Cassava

2 pieces Tapioca / Cassava frozen then thawed

                            (“Spice World” support local business)

Oil for frying

 

Choose preferred method:

Bajia/Falafel

Traditional / Store Bought Frozen Falafel

                  (“Shawarma Bites” support local business)

 

1/2 cup black eye pea (split or whole)                         

1/4 cup green lentils (split or whole)                                    1 cloves garlic minced/paste

1 tsp fresh ginger minced/paste

1/2 medium size onion

Cilantro/Coriander a handful 

Thai chili (optional)

1/8 tsp Baking powder

1 tsp salt (add more if you wish)

Oil for frying

 

Kachori

1lb potatoes peeled and cut

1 tsp fresh ginger minced/paste

1 tsp fresh garlic minced/paste

1 lime/lemon

1 tsp red chili powder (optional)

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp salt (less or more)

few strands cilantro (optional)

 

For the batter:

1/2 Cup All-purpose flour or (gram flour, or combination of both)

1/2 Cup water

Pinch of turmeric powder if you wish.

Pinch of salt if you wish.

Water for boiling.

Oil for frying

 

 

Coconut Chutney

Shredded coconut - fresh, frozen, or dry

onion

garlic clove

lemon/lime

cilantro

mint

 

Prep:

Bajia/Falafel Traditional

Soak black eye peas and lentils in water for 5 hours

 

Fried Cassava

After Tapioca is thawed, shred with grater, place on a clean towel

 

Kachori

Peel and boil potatoes to make mash.

West African (Nigerian Style) Jollof Rice

 

Ingredients:

4 Red Bell Peppers

2 Medium to large Onions

3 Bulbs of Garlic

2 tsp of Salt

1/2 Scotch Bonnet Pepper

1/4 Pound Plum Tomatoes

1/4 cup Sunflower Oil

1 tsp dried Thyme

1/2 tsp ground Ginger

1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1/4 tsp smoked Paprika

1 heaping tsp Tomato Paste

2 generous cups of Chicken Stock

1 tsp Red Palm Oil

1 1/4 cups White Basmati Rice

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