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Saturday, January 22, 2011

How to Make a Simple Chad Pasta African Recipe

Chad Pasta African Recipe


Chad Recipe



With a size slightly more than three times the size of California but only 3.9 percent of the land is used to grow crops, tomatoes and onions are the most common vegetables grown in the Central African country of Chad and our Chad pasta recipe is popular throughout the country. With 40 percent of Chad’s population lives below the poverty line, Chad pasta recipe are filling and economical.


Pasta Meal from Chad

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Simple Chadian Pasta Dish 


Simple Chadian Pasta Dish


Ingredients:
4 cups cooked penne pasta
2 cans chunky tuna in oil
One can whole kernel sweet corn
2 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
Three hard boiled eggs

Directions:
Except eggs, add ingredients into a large pot heat mixture until warm. Transfer to a large serving dish garnish with eggs and serve with bread. 

Video on how to make Chadian pasta

Chad in Africa Interesting Facts

The Central African country Chad, is surrounded by Niger to its west Sudan to its east Libya to its north and Cameroon and Central African Republic to its South. Chad is largest of Africa's 16 landlocked countries with 1.284 million sq km or about 4.9 million sq miles of total land area. With a size almost nine times the size of New York state; slightly more than three times the size of California, only 3.9 percent of the land is used to grow crops.


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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Romazava Beef and Greens Stew

Romazava Beef and Greens Stew is the national dish of Madagascar. Romazava is very simple to make, with ingredients that are certainly found in every grocery store.

Madagascar is located in Southern Africa in the Indian Ocean, just east of Mozambique. Madagascar is the world's fourth biggest island and due to its isolation most of its creatures and plants exist nowhere else on earth. Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1896 but then regained its independence in 1960. The people who are from Madagascar are called Malagasy. The Malagasy are thought to be descendants of Africans and Indonesians who settled on the island.

Madagascar's economy is very fragile and the island is prone to flooding and other natural disasters. Most of Madagascar's food is imported. Romazava is made on special occasions and is not your typical everyday meal




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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ugali Sukuma Wiki Traditional Kenyan Recipe

Learn to make Ugali and Sukuma Wiki

Ugali Sukuma Wiki Traditional Kenyan Recipe

Ugali is a dish made of various types of flours cooked in boiling liquid into soft dough. Ugali is the most common staple starch in the recipes of the African Great Lakes region and Southern Africa. In the African Great Lakes region and many parts of East Africa, sukuma wiki or collard greens is a common dish. The word for word translation of the phrase sukuma wiki is to push the week since it is a vegetable that is affordable. Sukuma wiki is usually eaten together with Ugali for dinner in the African Great Lakes region and many parts of East Africa.

Sukuma Wiki Collard Greens Recipe

Ingredients:
2 pounds collard greens, chopped
1 cup vegetable broth
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large white onion, chopped
3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
Salt to taste

Directions:
In a large pot, add oil heat on medium high then add onions saute 2 minutes. Add greens and vegetable broth, stir well, cover and cook until greens are soft, 20 minutes. Add tomatoes and salt, cook covered 5 minutes. Serve with ugali.

Easy Ugali Recipe

Ingredients:
4 cups finely ground cornmeal
8 cups water

Directions:

Heat water to boiling in a saucepan. Slowly pour the corn flour into boiling water. Avoid forming lumps. Stir continuously and mash any lumps that do form. Add more corn flour until it is thick as soft bread dough. Serve immediately with sukuma wiki collard greens, stew, or any dish you would use a spoon with to soak up sauce, ugali is bland tasting on its own.

Sukuma Wiki means to stretch the week and Ugali is a rather low-priced dish therefore Ugali and Sukuma Wiki is an inexpensive meal you would cook when you are between paychecks.


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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bobotie, a South African comfort food

Bobotie is the national dish of South Africa. Pronounced ba-boor-tea, Bobotie is the national dish of South Africa. Bobotie is a South African dish consisting of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping. Bobotie is a slightly sweet but savory dish. Bobotie is a very old South African dish with probable origins in Indonesia or Malaysia. The name derives from the Indonesian bobotok.


Pronounced ba-boor-tea, Bobotie is the national dish of South Africa.
 Pronounced ba-boor-tea, Bobotie is the national
dish of South Africa.
Photo by Jon Mountjoy Flickr

Bobotie

Ingredients:
3 slices day old white bread
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 medium onions chopped
1 garlic clove minced
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup raisins
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp. salt
1 tsp curry powder
1/8 tsp black pepper
3 tbsp mango chutney
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
2 eggs

Directions:

Soak bread in milk. Squeeze milk from bread, reserving milk. Combine all ingredients, except milk and 1 egg. Press mixture into an 11 x 7 inch baking dish. Add enough milk to reserve milk to make 3/4 cup. Beat together milk and remaining egg. Pour over meat mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until golden brown and firm to the touch.

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