African recipes are always a delight. If you are familiar with African recipes, you will know that rich foods like Jollof Rice, African fried rice, Okra soup and more are very dear to our hearts.
I have also included a compilation of African’s favorite snacks like puff puff, Buns, Chin Chin, and Fish Rolls. Let’s get the party started!
Read More about Amala – Nigerian Food
Today, we will be taking you to the southwestern part of Nigeria, where we will be learning how to prepare an African delicacy called Amala. Whether you are a fan of African cuisine or just looking to try something new, Amala is definitely worth a try. When you have a good traditional dish, you tend …
Read More about Ethiopian Berbere Spice
Berbere Spice is a traditional Ethiopian spice blend. It is a mix of hot and sweet blends that will give your meal that spicy and zesty kick. You will find yourself adding this to almost all your meals.
Read More about Niter Kibbeh Ethiopian Spiced Clarified Butter
Niter Kibbeh – Ethiopian spiced clarified butter condiments used in various dishes, from stews and soups to sautés and marinades. Make this authentic flavor from your kitchen and enjoy. What is Niter Kibbeh? Like the regular ghee used in cooking, Niter kibbeh is a spiced clarified butter staple ingredient in Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine. It …
Read More about Easy Spicy Peri Peri Sauce
Peri Peri Sauce adds a real kick to your cooking! This fiery and flavorful condiment is made from a blend of garlic, spices, and chili peppers. It’s sure to turn up the heat on any dish! Homemade Peri Peri Sauce – “pili pili” or “Piri piri.”- You may have heard about this sauce, it’s the …
Read More about Suya – The Nigerian Kebab
Skewers of thinly sliced meat, oven-grilled and doused with yaji spice. There’s nothing quite like suya. Its unique taste is irresistible! It’s lip-smacking, finger-licking good!!
Read More about Cassava | Description, Uses, & Facts
Cassava is one of the most prominent starchy food crops with versatile use. It is a staple in South American, Caribbean, and African cultures. In this article, you’ll learn more about the array of products and recipes you can make with this versatile root crop. What is Cassava – Yuca – Manioc Cassava, also known …
Read More about 60+ Nigerian Recipes You Need To Try
Nigerian Recipes – Food is part of our identity in Nigeria. We have rich, delicious, and nutrient-dense foods that fully satisfy the soul and the body. It is always a delight to make a variety of these dishes.
Read More about Yam pottage/Yam Porridge (Asaro) Recipe
Yam pottage/Yam Porridge (Asaro) Recipe – Asaro which is also known as Yam pottage or Yam porridge is a very delicious Yam recipe though it’s eaten by most tribes in Nigeria however, it is more common in the Yoruba-speaking parts of Nigeria. It’s also easy to make. If you love yam, it’s a must-try recipe!
Read More about Harissa Chicken Wings
If you’re looking for some bolder chicken wing flavors, look no further! These Harissa Chicken Wings will blow your mind with their delicious combination of sweet, salty, and spicy.
Read More about Grilled Plantains
Grilled Plantains: A staple of street affairs in West Africa. It’s a very simple, straightforward, and satisfying recipe. If you’ve never tried grilled plantains, let this recipe be a sweet introduction.
Read More about 13 Plantain Recipes You Need To Try
I’ve compiled a list of my favorite plantain recipes to help you use this amazing fruit. From sweet to savory, you’ll find loads of recipes for all your bite-size dessert and meal ideas. These recipes are all easy-to-make and delicious!
Read More about What is Fufu?
What is Fufu? – Fufu (foo foo) is one of the most cherished traditional meals in Africa culinary history. Although, this meal has been introduced to the Africans and Caribbeans over many years but is still alien to most. Let us tell you about it!
Read More about Ewedu – Jute Leaves Soup
Ewedu soup is a delicacy in Nigeria. Apart from being delicious and nutritious, it is very simple to make. The soup is usually served with beans stew together with beef stew, or fish stew and can be a mouth-watering accompaniment to many solid meals like pounded yam and fufu. Ewedu Ewedu, Jute leaves soup, Mulukhiyah, …
Read More about Fried Plantains – Sweet and Savory Delicacy
Fried plantains – a sweet-savory dish that features thick slices of ripe plantains lightly salted and deep-fried in oil till golden brown. The result is a caramel-like brown crust that is savory-sweet and has a soft and very sweet interior.
Read More about HOW TO MAKE SUYA SPICE
Suya spice – Hello, spicy food lovers add bold seasoning and flavor to just about any dish with this fantastic Suya Spice Mix! Delicious on fish, chicken, potatoes, and more!
Read More about Healthy Shakshuka Recipe
This healthy Shakshuka recipe is a hearty one-pot meal made of open-faced eggs cooked in a thick, savory tomato-pepper sauce. It is simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.
Read More about Homemade Harissa Recipe
Homemade Harissa Recipe: Harissa paste is a versatile North African condiment made with dried chilies, garlic, olive oil, and spices. It can be used as an accompaniment to grilled meats and fish or simply added to soups and stews for an extra kick. This recipe is super simple to make, only taking 5 minutes at …
Read More about MATOKE
Matoke is a simple, healthy, and delicious one-pot East African dish made from green bananas. Easy to prepare but can fill you up for hours! Great for lunch or dinner.
Read More about 18 DELICIOUS SOUTH AFRICAN FOODS
If you’re interested in trying some new, delicious foods from South Africa, then you’ve come to the right place! Here are some of the top South African recipes that are sure to become favorites with you and your family members – they’re always tasty, filling, and of course completely authentic. From boerewors (braai sticks) to …
Read More about Gomen Wat – Ethiopian Collard Greens
Gomen Wat is a mainstay in any Ethiopian kitchen. It is hearty yet light and goes with just about everything as a side dish! If you’re looking for a way to spice up your greens, this is one recipe you’ll want to add to your repertoire.
Read More about West African Pepper Sauce
West African pepper sauce is a hot and spicy sauce made with habaneros, tomatoes, ginger, and strong onion and garlic notes. This African condiment is so addictive, and you will be happy to join the ranks of your must-have condiments!
Read More about Homemade Chicken Shawarma
This Chicken Shawarma is packed with bright, delicious flavors and contrasting textures, and it takes just 30 minutes or less to make! Serve them in pita wraps, tortilla wraps or, lettuce cups for a low-carb option.
Read More about West African Fufu
Fufu (or foofoo or foufou) is possibly one the most famous west African ”swallow” foods. It is a filling side dish – starchy, smooth, dense, and stretchy that is much beloved because it is delicious, simple, satisfying, and easy to prepare.
Read More about Pawpaw Juice
Wonderfully refreshing and easy to make homemade pawpaw juice recipe. A must-try not only during the summer season but all seasons!
Read More about Plantain Puff Puff – Sweet and Spicy
Plantain Puff Puff – Nothing beats homemade Puff Puffs! This version of puff puff is made by adding plantains together with the yeast batter, and they turn out soft, savory, and sweet. They’re fresh, soft, and chewy. Not to mention they are super easy to make and absolutely delicious. You will get addicted!
Read More about Puff Puff Recipe
Puff puff is a deep-fried dough. They are made from yeast dough, shaped into balls and deep-fried until golden brown. It has a doughnut-like texture but slightly more chewy. It is a very common snack eaten by so many countries but with different names and a little bit of variation in the mode of preparation.
Read More about Chicken Yassa – poulet-au-yassa
Enjoy the flavors of West Africa with this Senegalese Poulet Yassa made from Chicken pieces, marinated overnight with lots of onions, some mustard, and a bit of lemon juice. This dish is so easy to make, smells great, looks beautiful, and tastes delicious. If you are in the mood for an exotic dish try this one!
Read More about Banga Soup | Niger-Delta style palm nut soup
Banga soup is one of the best nourishing soups you can make with palm nuts. All it takes is an assortment of spice flavorings, an assortment of meat and fish, and finishing it off with a touch of ”beletete” to elevate this soup. It’s an easy recipe that delivers terrific results!
Read More about Peri-Peri Chicken (Piri-Piri Chicken)
Peri-Peri Chicken (Piri Piri Chicken) – This is a delicious traditional spicy African chicken dish made from a combination of birds-eye chilies, herbs, and spices. It’s extremely easy to make and the ingredients you need are probably what have on hand or ingredients that you can easily source fro from your local store.
Read More about Ewa Riro – Stewed Beans
Ewa riro is a delicious one-pot Nigerian delicacy that is easy to prepare but yields a rich flavor. This is truly the best-stewed beans recipe that you will ever taste. Plus, it’s incredibly economical.
Read More about Nigerian Style Chicken Fried Rice
Nigerian Style Chicken Fried Rice – Transform leftover rice into an easy fried rice dish that your family will love. This version of the Nigerian fried Rice dish delivers a delicious flavor with minimal efforts. It comes together in a little time with minimal effort making it perfect for a weeknight.
Read More about Basmati Jollof Rice recipe (The Party style with Beef)
This is an incredibly easy, but delicious recipe. The uniqueness of this jollof rice lies in the roasting of the bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and garlic. This brings an additional depth of flavor to the meal. If you’re looking for a Jollof Rice recipe that will be the star of the show, this is it!
Read More about Coconut Fried Rice With Extra veggies
Coconut Fried Rice – Rice cooked in broth and coconut milk with lots of vegetables and protein. The end product is an enticing combination of textures, colors, and flavors. It smells heavenly and tastes even better!
Read More about Crispy Spring Rolls – African Style
Crispy Spring Rolls – These are tasty finger foods. They are super crunchy, crispy and flavorful with savory beef and vegetable fillings – mildly seasoned with Salt, bouillon cube, chili powder, curry powder, and black pepper; A perfect contribution to a potluck!
Read More about Kachumbari – Onions, tomatoes, and cucumber salad
Kachumbari is a simple, light, and easy-to-make east African salad made with onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, salt, pepper, and lemon dressing – a fresh, tart salad with a little kick to it. You simply can’t go wrong here; a ton of flavor for such a simple recipe.
Read More about Okro pepper soup
Okro pepper soup is a simple, spicy, delicious African soup made with a unique combination of ingredients. Its origin is from the Southern part of Nigeria where it’s commonly referred to as Igbagba Ofofo or Gbagbafo by the natives.
Read More about Nigerian Pepper Sauce – Ata dindin
Nigerian Pepper Sauce popularly known as Ata dindin, is a hearty stew that warms you from your head to your toes — made with bell peppers, Tomatoes, Onion, ginger, habaneros, chili flakes, garlic, and ginger. It’s fiery red, bold, and spicy.
Read More about African Grilled Catfish
African Grilled Catfish – The process of smoking or drying fish eliminates moisture from the fish, adds flavor, and helps in the preserving process. The dried fish turns out really tasty, it imparts a smoky flavor into anything you are cooking. So good!
Read More about Simple African Chicken pepper soup
Chicken pepper soup – Sometimes, a comforting bowl of soup is all you need. This easy to put together chicken pepper soup is loaded with spicy, bold, and hearty flavors. It’s so easy to make and you can hardly go wrong putting this together.
Read More about Easy and Delicious Vegetable Couscous
This easy one-pot Vegetable Couscous recipe is loaded with highly nutritious vegetables amongst other ingredients. It’s Fluffy, fragrant, and tasty with a kiss of warm flavors. Can be thrown together as a side to your favorite meat or a hearty meal on its own plus it’s on the table in just 30 minutes. Truly a …
Read More about Ogbono Soup
Ogbono soup is a delectable Nigerian concoction soup and it’s super easy to prepare. It’s a thick and hearty stew made with Ogbono seeds (wild mango seeds) loaded with meats and fish simmered in a light delicious broth.
Read More about Pounded Yam
Pounded Yam is a staple in many West African homes, but it is not usually eaten by itself, it is often paired with many delicious African soups, and stews like Egusi, okra soup, Jute leaves soup (Ewedu), or Stewed Spinach (Efo Riro).
Read More about Hearty Salmon Stew
This hearty Salmon stew is a full-flavored stew. It’s a warm, hearty, spicy, savory, delicious dish that pretty much everyone loves. You will enjoy this boldly flavored fish stew, and you will be pleased to add this to your repertoire.
Read More about East African Chapati Recipe
East African Chapati is a beautiful unleavened flat Bread eaten in East Africa in Countries like Burundi Uganda, Mozambique, Kenya,… It has a delicious but subtle flavor that is why it can be easily paired with almost any dish whether sweet or savory making it an extremely versatile side dish staple.
Read More about Chicken Vegetable Couscous
Chicken Vegetable Couscous: Let’s go off to Northern Africa for the inspiration behind this fabulously simple dish which uses the worlds smallest pasta – couscous. A blend of Scotch bonnet, Garlic, Onion, bell peppers, and spices adds a touch Savory and spicy to this meal. It’s full of flavor and really quick to make, this …
Read More about Plantain Pancakes
Plantain pancakes – These are ultimate comfort food made from plantains and a few other ingredients. They are very light and tender almost like the French crepes.
Read More about Jollof Rice – Oven baked
Oven Baked Jollof Rice – Here is another take on Jollof Rice, one of the most famous West African one pot meal. Simplicity, is what sets apart the stove top from the oven baked method of cooking Jollof rice. Delicious Oven Baked Jollof Rice to please everyone!
Read More about West African Peanut Soup (Maafe) – Nigerian Style
West African Peanut soup: This soup is a staple in most African cuisine as well as some other cultures like Taiwan in East Asia and Virginia in the states. It is warm, nourishing, and full of flavors. It is also very versatile which makes it perfect for any season of the year.
Read More about Nigerian Egg Roll Recipe
The Nigerian Egg roll is entirely different from the famous Chinese Egg Roll. In Africa, we prepare our version of Egg Roll just as the name implies. It is a boiled egg wrapped in a mass of dough and deep-fried.
Read More about West African Coconut Rice
Coconut Rice – A savory side dish made with rice, cooked in aromatic coconut milk. It is so rich, luscious and bursting with aromatic coconut flavors. You will be surprised that a Rice recipe this simple has so much flavor. How to make Coconut Rice It’s not an exaggeration to say that rice is eaten …