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Bean and Maize pottage makes an excellent balanced diet as it combines a good dose of starch (Maize) and proteins (beans). Beans and maize pottage is not very popular because of the relatively long duration of its preparation.


However, if you can take the time to prepare this African food, you’ll be rewarded with a deliciously unusual traditional African food that fills the tummy. If you’ll be having a long day at work and are not sure about taking a lunch break, beans and maize pottage is the way to go for breakfast.


3 Cups of Maize

5 Cups of Beans

3 cubes of Maggi (jumbo chicken powder stock powder)

1 teaspoon of salt

2 cooking spoon of palm oil (vegetable oil),                                                                                                             Pepper                                                                                                                                                    Onions                                                                                                                                                                      Little Ginger (if necessary)

Cooking Steps

Rinse your cooking bowl; place it on your gas cooker. Measure out the maize, rinse well, put water into your cooking bowl and then add the maize. Leave for 20 minutes, making sure it is cooked – you’ll know that it is cooked when the maize becomes soft to touch. Pour the maize out into a sieve and cover.

Pick the beans. Rinse a cooking pot and add water and then put the pot on a gas cooker. Slice the onions and the ginger the pour inside the pot of boiling water and cover for a minute. Rinse the beans and pour it inside the cooking bowl, cover the pot and leave it to cook for about 30 minutes. Check to see if the beans is becoming soft, add the maize to it, stir together, and leave for 5minutes.

After 5 minutes, the maize and the beans should have cooked well together. Add pepper , palm oil or vegetable oil, salt and seasoning. For an extra dose of deliciousness in this African food, add fish and crayfish. Let it simmer for few minutes, stir all together and it is ready to be served.

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