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 …
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!
Yuca Fries are very easy to prepare, and they are immensely satisfying, with a cotton soft melting interior and super crusty exterior. They are as good as potato fries, but they have more character.
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.
Garri is one of the staple foods in Nigeria that cuts across all tribes. It is made from processed cassava tuber. Majorly, it is taken as a cereal or made as eba.
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!
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!
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, …
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.
Shakshuka is a hearty skillet meal made of open-faced eggs cooked in a thick, savory tomato-pepper sauce. It is simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.
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 …
Nigerian Beef Stew: A classic rich aromatic tomato Nigerian stew. It is delicious, nutritious, and easy to make. All you need is a big pot and about an hour of your time.
AFRICAN RECIPES – Let your family experience a taste of “motherland” cuisine. With these recipes, you will be able to make a dish that will leave their taste buds wanting more!
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 …
Injera is a soft, thin pancake-like flatbread made from fermented teff batter. A staple food in Ethiopia/Eritrea usually used as a serving base for scooping stews, meat, and vegetables like Doro wat, gomen wat, and much more.
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.
Palm oil is an essential component of cooking in most West African and tropical cuisine. This versatile ingredient has been used for centuries and can be found in a lot of food.
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!
Hot pot potatoes are nutritious, delicious, and filling! It is perfect as a comforting and complete family meal or an impressive addition to a weeknight dinner or dinner party.
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!
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.
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!
Banga soup is one of the best nourishing soups you can make with palm nut. 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!.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Black-Eyed Peas Salad – Loaded with lots of vegetables, inexpensive to make, easy to prep, and absolutely delicious.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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!
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.
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 …