For the Pepper Stew
- 10 whole tomatoes
- 2 large red bell peppers/tatashe
- 4 scotch bonnets/atarodo
- 100ml Palm oil
- 2 medium-sized onions
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder or A garlic clove
- 500grams of assorted meat(beef,shaki(tripe),ponmo)
- 2 tablespoonful ground crayfish(optional)
- 4 hard boiled eggs(optional)
- Salt to taste
- 1 stock cube or any seasoning of choice
Direction for cooking Buka Stew/ Obe ata dindin :
Before you start with the Obe ata stew:
Cook or boil the meat you would be using and Set aside for later use
If you want to add eggs, then also boil them beforehand, peel of the shell and set aside.
Now to prepare this Buka stew
Add the pepper, tomatoes and one onion in a blender and blend(you can also make use of canned stewed tomatoes if you don’t have fresh tomatoes)…make sure to add little water as you blend, but if you end up with a watery mixture, simply add it to a pot and boil to remove excess liquid.
Next, place a pot on medium heat , pour in the Palm oil , heat it up until is very hot(but not smoking), then add the meat and fry until dry. Then take them out and set aside.
Now add an onion(shredded) into the hot oil, fry a bit and then add the blended tomato & pepper mix. Cook until the mixture loses its sour taste, or until you begin to see the oil rise to the top.
Next , add the garlic powder, bouillon cubes (maggi /knorr cubes) , ground crayfish and salt to taste.You can also add more seasoning if you like to. Mix thoroughly, cover and leave to cook for 2 minutes.
Add the fried meat, mix well, cover the pot, simmer for 5 minutes and put off the heat.
Add the boiled eggs and your Buka Stew/Obe Ata dindin is ready ..ENJOY.
Prep 15 m
Cook 1 h 20 m
Ready In 1 h 35 m
- Place pumpkin seeds in a blender and blend for 30 to 40 seconds or until mixture is a powdery paste. Set aside.
- Wash beef and cut into bite-size cubes. Season with salt. In large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add beef and saute for 3 to 5 minutes or until brown but not cooked through.
- Place tomatoes, onions, and pepper in a blender and blend for about 30 seconds or until smooth. Add tomato mixture to meat, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover. Cook for 40 to 50 minutes or until meat is tender.
- Add tomato sauce, water, and shrimp and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add spinach and ground pumpkin seeds and continue to simmer 10 minutes more.
Zimbabwean Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Prep 30 m
Cook 1 h 30 m
Ready In 2 h
- Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot; cook and stir the onion in the hot oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Whisk 1/2 cup of vegetable stock and the peanut butter into the onions until the mixture is smooth. Beat in remaining vegetable stock, diced tomatoes with their liquid, and crushed red pepper flakes; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low, and cook at a simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in the cabbage, sweet potato, carrot, and turnip; simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 30 more minutes. Stir in the okra and chicken and simmer until the okra is tender, about 30 additional minutes.
African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup
Prep 20 m
Cook 55 m
Ready In 1 h 15 m
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute the onion 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Mix in the garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and cloves. Stir in the tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and carrot, and continue to cook and stir about 5 minutes.
- Pour water into the saucepan, and season the mixture with salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.
- Remove the soup mixture from heat. In a food processor or blender, blend the soup and peanuts until almost smooth. Season with cayenne pepper. Return to the saucepan. Whisk in the peanut butter, and cook until heated through. Serve warm topped with fresh cilantro.