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African Food

Why African Food

Numerous people have wondered: What do Africans eat and what does conventional African food appears like?

African foods are plentiful and varied. Rich in nutritional fiber and often natural, they supply a healthy alternative when eaten in the right mix.

African food recipes

are focused round a list of components rapidly discovered all over the continent. These… Continue reading →

Potjiekos is another delicious African food that takes some time too prepare. Potjiekos will teach you patience. This African food takes nothing less than 2 -3hours to be prepared. Potjiekos still gives you the taste no matter what you added to its ingredients.




2 tablespoons oil

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

60g plain flour (all-purpose)

4 cloves garlic… Continue reading →

Tomato Bredie is an African food that is very rich, thick, and full-bodied. Tomato Bredie is obtained by making use of a fair amount of bone and fat, rolling with flour, and browning before the vegetables are added into it. You will so much enjoy the Tomato Bredie. Try it today!

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4 tablespoon Oil… Continue reading →

Owofibo also known as owho/owo/oghwo/owhoephri is a creamy yellow Niger-delta delicacy, peculiar to the Urhobos, Itsekiris, and Isokohs of Delta state. Owofibo is no doubt an African food, and is very delicious as you would expect.

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7 pieces Beef

4 pieces Pomo

1 cup periwinkles (optional)

1 small smoked fish

2 cooking spoons palm… Continue reading →

Imam Bayildi is a great dish.  An interesting story behind this African food is that the Imam fainted when his wife told him that she had used up all the olive oil in the house to making this dish. This African food is superbly delicious.



2-Medium-sized onions

1 cup olive oil

4 cloves garlic

4 medium tomatoes… Continue reading →

Harira is very easy to make but has quite a large number ingredients. Harira is an African food that has three main steps for making it. Step 1, you cook the meat, and the legumes (or lentils and chickpeas). If you are using dried chickpeas, soak in water overnight and cook with the meat in step 1, but if you… Continue reading →

Fatteh is an African food made from garlic-flavored yogurt on a base of cooked garbanzo beans. Fatteh is delicious and can be serve with fried bread.



150g Garbanzo dry beans

2 courgettes

250g yogurt

6 tablespoons tahini

1-2 cloves garlic

80g pine seeds

1 bunch parsley

Salt (to taste)

Before Cooking

Rinse and cut the courgettes into… Continue reading →

Couscous is an African food that you can use when serving salads or serving sauces. Couscous can be a meal itself or a side attraction for chicken/fish.


1 cup instant couscous

Olive oil or 2 tablespoons butter (optional)

1 cup of water

½ teaspoon salt


Fork saucepan with lid

Cooking steps

  1. Boil water: pour the water and add… Continue reading →

Chermoula is an African food that is used to flavor meat, fish, or seafood. It can also be used on vegetables. Chermoula is quick and easy to prepare.


For Chermoula

1 large bunch coriander

1-2 cooking spoon of vegetable oil

4 cloves garlic

1-tablespoon cumin seeds

1-teaspoon coriander seeds

2 tablespoons paprika

1-teaspoon ginger (optional)

½-teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)… Continue reading →

Chakhchoukha is a delicious African food that provides a nice mix of dough (bread) and sauce. However, Chakhchoukha requires excellent cooking skills but the delicious taste and look of satisfaction on the faces of your family members will make it worth the while. An individual can prepare Chakhchoukha, but if you are cooking this for the first time, it is… Continue reading →

Chakalaka is an African food that you’ll find unique by African standards; yet it is very delicious. Chakalaka is very easy to prepare and if offers you a great chance to introduce your children to the art of cooking.


2-cookingspoons vegetable oil

5 large carrots

1 medium-sized onion

2 cloves garlic

50g Ginger

2-tablespoons mild curry powder

1 green… Continue reading →

Bunny Chow is another African food that sounds like something on a European or continental menu. Irrespective of the origins of Bunny Chow, everybody seems to be in agreement that it is a delicious food. Bunny Chow is made from half loaf of bread with the inside scooped out and the hollow loaf is filled with delicious gravy of curry… Continue reading →

Bobotie is an African food that is soft and very easy on the teeth. Bobotie originated from South Africa, and it is similar to western meatloaf, but its African flavors make it tastier than meatloaf. A delicious mixture of slightly sweet curry flavors, ground beef, with a milk and egg custard on it makes Bobotie just perfect.


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Baba Ganoush is an African food that has similarities with barbecued meals. The perfect Baba Ganoush not cooked but “smoked” over an outdoor grill. Baba Ganoush is best achieved over a hot barbecue. However, if the weather picked up dramatically, then you can try other options available. You’ll also need to be adept at chopping and draining to make the… Continue reading →

Toum, is an African food with Lebanese origins. It is an amazing garlic sauce that is fast and easy to make. Choose any method of your choice in preparing this but I prefer the use of blender because it requires minimal oil, time, and energy.


1 lemon juice

1 egg white

5 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons of iced water… Continue reading →

Kachumbari an African food that goes along with main meals or snack and Kachumbari is easy to prepare with fresh ingredients. Many people don’t know that they can still snack away on African foods, Kachumbari will change your mind.


3-5 Tomatoes

1 big red onion

Juice of 1 lime

Handful Fresh coriander leaves

Half cucumber

1 chili (red or… Continue reading →

Otong soup is made from vegetables and Okra. It is very nutritious as it is rich in vitamins and minerals. Otong soup makes an excellent soup for eating wraps of pounded yam or any solid food.


1kg meat (beef, Pomo, bokoto, and bushmeat)

Handful Fish (stock fish, dry fish)

1-tablespoon Ground crayfish

Dry Prawns


1 Medium onion

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Nkwobi is a delicious African food that that you are sure to love. Nkwobi comprises of different kinds of meats of your choice. Nkwobi is easy to prepare.


2kg Meat (assorted meat, chicken, wild meat, goat, cow tail)

Palm oil

1-handful Utazi leaves

1-teaspoon edible potash (kaun)

1 cup Ugba

1 teaspoon ground Calabash Nutmeg (Ehu)

2-Medium onions

Seasoning… Continue reading →

Abak Atama Soup is a delicious African food also known as palm nut soup. The use of the Atama leaves which gives the Atama soup nuts distinctive taste and aroma. The leaf is a vegetable with a strong aroma.


1kg Assorted meat (Beef, Pomo, bush meat, goat meat)

Medium Dried/Smoked fish (optional)

Fresh fish

Stocked fish (optional)

1-cup periwinkle… Continue reading →

Gbegiri and Tuwo Shinkafa is an African food that most Africa people miss when they travel out of their country. Tuwo Shinkafa is easy to prepare and it does not demand more much energy. By the way, Shinkafa means rice in the Hausa language. Tuwo Shinkafa is a mix of Hausa and Yoruba African foods.


For Tuwo Shinkafa

Rice… Continue reading →