AFRICAN STYLE VEGETABLES IN COCONUT MILK
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Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Side Dish African
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 tb Ghee -ÿÿvegetable oil
3 ea Whole cloves
1 lg Onion, chopped
2 ea Garlic cloves, crushed
1 c Potatoes, cubed
2 c Carrots, diced
2 c Green beans, chopped
1/2 tb Berbere
1/2 tb Hungarian paprika
1/2 c Coconut milk
Salt & pepper
Heat ghee or vegetable oil with the whole cloves over
low heat. When hot, add the onions & garlic & saute,
stirring occasionally, for a few moments. Add the
carrots & potatoes & continue to saute for 5 minutes,
stir to prevent sticking. Add the green beans & saute
for just a few more minutes.
Slowly stir in the coconut milk. Use only as much as
you need to create a thick sauce: the vegetables
should not be swimming in milk. Carefully bring to a
boil, reduce heat & simmer until the vegetables are
cooked, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir occasionally otherwise
the milk & vegetables will burn. Garnish with
cilantro. Serve with an Ethiopian Lentil stew or with
an Indian dal to mix cuisines, & bread.
If you prefer the vegetables to be hotter, add more
berbere. It is best if this dish is made ahead of
time & then left to let the flavours marry. In place
of cilantro, use fresh parsley.
West African Lime Cake Recipe
2 1/2 tbsp. butter
Juice of 1 lime
1 1/2 c. flour
2 1/4 tsp. baking powder
Few chopped peanuts (opt.)
Cream the sugar and butter, add the well beaten eggs and the lime juice, then the flour and baking powder. Pour into greased and floured 8" square cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until straw stuck into center comes out clean.
Easy even for kids to make.
Title: BILTONG (BEEF JERKY)
Categories: African, Snacks
Yield: 4 servings
Salting mixture: 1 lb salt 2 oz sugar 1 oz saltpeter
pepper and chili spices --
As you travel around
East Africayou will see countless Africans
selling food along the roadsides, in the markets, or through bus and
train windows. They sell fruit, boiled eggs grilled maize, boiled
maize, yogurt, milk, soda pop, fried dough balls, samosas, yellow
buns, and real seasonal delicacies like roasted mice and termites.
The following are a few East African snack foods you can try.
"Beef Jerky" is more common in
but still a part of the South Africa
East African diet. It is generally made from beef, but other game is
used when available. Cut strips of meat following the grain of
muscle. Make strips 2 inches wide and 1 inch thick. Best made during
cool dry weather if possible.
Salt the meat by rubbing the mixture in well and leave in the basin
of salt mixture overnight. Dip a cloth in vinegar, wring dry and
whip the meat well.
Hang the strips of meat in a cool, dry, well ventilated place until
You can also hang the meat on an oven rack placed in the top slot of
the oven. Dry the meat on low heat.