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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Zambian Impwa Eggplant Mushroom Soup

Eggplants are known in Zambia as Impwa, garden eggs or simply eggplants. 


Garden eggs are a smaller variety of the eggplant that is grown and loved by most people of Zambia. The garden egg gets its name from the small size of the eggplant. Zambian impwa eggplant mushroom soup is a healthy African recipe. Garden eggs are low in calories with about 35 calories in a one-cup serving and mushrooms are typically 16-90 calories per one-cup serving.



Zambian Impwa Eggplant Mushroom Soup


Eggplants are known in Zambia as Impwa, garden eggs or simply eggplants. Ingredients:

1 cup diced eggplant

2 cups any type of mushroom

1 medium tomato diced

1 medium chopped onion

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon salt

4 cups vegetable broth

*Add 1 cup of cooked chicken if desired

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a large pot and simmer 20 minutes or until eggplant is soft. Serve warm with crusty bread.



Did you know...?
Zambia was known as Northern Rhodesia until independence from Britain in 1964.

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