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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cooking Golden Rule

Cooking Golden Rule

Cooking Golden Rule

The golden rule in African cooking is to season food with many spices while maintaining the balance between their different flavors.

Most African food dishes call for several different spices that give African food its character. Do not assume that African spices are difficult to find, a visit the African grocery store online or a local supermarket will provide all the spice in your life you will ever need.

Curried Okra Stew

Golden Rule Curried Okra Stew Recipe


1 pound fresh okra, sliced lengthwise
2 medium potatoes, diced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
2 medium onions, chopped
2 teaspoons ginger paste
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 teaspoon hot ground chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons red palm oil
2 cups vegetable broth or water


Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat and fry onions with spices until onions are slightly soft.  Add potatoes and broth, cover and simmer 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and okra, cook on medium heat for 10 minutes longer. Serve over rice.

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