There’s nothing quite like the taste of grilled corn on the cob during the warm summer months. The smoky flavor and slightly charred kernels make it the perfect side dish for barbecues, picnics, or family gatherings.
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!
When it comes to snacks, Nigerian Stick Meat delivers mouth-watering flavors. This is a tasty snack or appetizer you can enjoy with your people at a lovely gathering or on a relaxing weekend with your family.
Nigerian food is a diverse and vibrant cuisine that reflects the country’s rich cultural heritage. With over 250 ethnic groups, each with its own unique food traditions.
Masa is cherished for its unique, slightly tangy taste and soft, spongy texture – a combination that sets it apart from other rice-based dishes. If you’re looking for a new and unique culinary experience, I highly recommend giving this recipe a try.
Gbegiri – A hearty, flavorful, and nutritious soup bean soup. This recipe is perfect for those who love African cuisine or want to try something new. Let’s go to the southwestern part of Nigeria!
Enjoy your taste of East Africa with this delicious and flavorful Nyama choma recipe! A Deliciously Succulent Grilled Meat that is perfect for any occasion.
This is an incredibly easy but delicious recipe. The uniqueness of this jollof rice lies in the roasting of 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!
If you haven’t tried Jollof spaghetti yet, I seriously recommend giving it a shot. It’s a tasty and unique dish that is perfect for spicing up your usual pasta nights. This recipe uses one pot and it’s ready in 30 minutes.
Looking for a delicious snack? Don’t look too far! Chicken samosa is the perfect, delicious snack you need to try out. They are bite-sized and tasty, perfect for any small gathering or family get-together.
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 …
Are you looking for a quick, delicious, and easy dinner? Why not try this African Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs. This is a very easy recipe, but most importantly, very tasty!!
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.
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 …
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!
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!!
Are you ready for the next level of meat floss? Then, we present Dambu Nama, a dried shredded beef that is so delicious.
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 …
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.
Take your taste buds on an adventure with this homemade chakalaka recipe – a spicy, savory relish that’s perfect as a condiment or side dish, and it’s also delicious on its own!
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.
Eba is a staple Nigerian food made with garri (Cassava flakes) and boiling water to form a dough. It’s so easy to make!
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!
Moi moi – You will love this savory, fluffy, and soft moin moin for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s a simple comfort food classic!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Nigerian buns – Small golden balls of pure goodness, slightly crispy on the outside and perfectly soft on the inside.
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.
Irio (Mashed potatoes, corn, and peas) – This medley of Potatoes, corn, and peas is very delicious, very filling and it’s perfect for a mid-week comfort food dinner.
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 …
African yam is an old prestigious staple food that we don’t hesitate to serve guests. It is an important dietary element for the African people.
Taro root fries – Fresh, crispy and irresistible addition to any meal plus, it’s super easy to make.
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.
Doro wat is an incredibly fragrant, spicy, flavorful, rich slow-cooked Ethiopian chicken stew mostly eaten for special occasions and family gatherings.
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.
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.
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.
Wonderfully refreshing and easy to make homemade pawpaw juice recipe. A must-try not only during the summer season but all seasons!
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
Like Peanut Butter? You’re going to love this peanut butter soup recipe. This soup is not only easy to make but incredibly delicious! Your family and friends will be proud of you.
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.
East African Pilau is a traditional, beautiful fragrant rice dish made with many aromatic spices that adds an amazing depth of flavor to the rice. It can be made with either beef or chicken.
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.
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 …
Okro soup is a very popular and delicious stew that is loved by the majority of the people, in West Africa, especially if cooked well.
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.
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).
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.
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 …
Nigerian Fried Rice is a very simple yet delicious recipe. This version relies on a ton of fresh vegetables, Beef Liver, and a little bit of oil for crisping it up.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Chin Chin Recipe – Sweet crunchy deep-fried snacks made with flour, sugar, milk, butter, and aromatic spice powder like nutmeg or cinnamon.