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Buttermilk Fried Yams

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Learn how to cook buttermilk fried yams for the best fried Hausa yam recipe ever. Yams fried in egg batter and buttermilk with simple spices tastes incredibly good so make and share this fried Hausa yam recipe.


When you fry yams it helps to coat it in buttermilk egg batter because it helps to retain some of the yams moisture while forming a crispy and golden brown shell.

Buttermilk Fried Yams
Ingredients 3 medium sized yam
2 large eggs
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying

Directions In a large pot boil yam, it is easier to peal yams after boiling, and then slice into French fry sized pieces.

In a large frying pan heat oil. Whisk the eggs and milk in a large bowl. 
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, and spices. Add the flour to the milk mixture and mix until flour is incorporated. 
Place small amount of yams at a time into the egg flour mixture and add to your hot oil.

Fry until brown each sid…

Vegetable Dipping Sauce for Vegetables Made From Vegetables

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Chad okra dipping sauce is creamy tangy herbed dipping sauce plus okra sauce is one of the easiest African food recipes from Chad to make.


Okra sauce is a universal dipping dish in Chad and you have as many variations to the recipe as there are languages. Our okra dipping sauce is the perfect dipping sauce for everything from chicken tenders to roasted vegetables to crudites to chicken wings. For a spicy dipping sauce add ground sweet paprika, and ground red chili powder to taste.


Chad Okra Vegetable Dipping Sauce Recipe Ingredients and Directions
Ingredients
4 cups fresh okra 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper Water to cover

Directions 
In a large pot on medium heat add finely chop okra, water, lemon and spices, simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the pot of okra from the heat and drain the water. Cool the okra for 10 minutes. Purée in the pot with an immersion blender or food…

Kenya Kachumbari Fresh Vegetable Salad and Sausages

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Kachumbari is a popular Kenyan African food recipe similar in taste and appearance to fresh Mexican salsa.

Kachumbari pronounced Cat-um-bar-e is Kenyan vegetable combo of onion and tomato salad. 
Level: Easy Total: 12 min Prep: 2 min Cook: 10 min Yield: 6 servings
Kachumbari is a popular Kenyan African food recipe similar in taste and appearance to fresh mexican salsa. This homemade Kachumbari recipe is easy to make but be sure to use fresh tomatoes as Kachumbari is preferably made with firm, fleshy tomatoes like Romas or hothouse tomatoes. 
To make fresh Kachumbari you just need sliced or diced fresh tomatoes, hot chilies, onions, cilantro, some lime juice, and salt. It’s best eaten right after you make it. Chilled, the Kachumbari should last about 3 days.The key to making Kachumbari not tasting bitter is to rub onions with salt. 
Step-by-Step directions and ingredient listing to make Kenyan Kachumbari Fresh Vegetable Salad and Sausages African Food recipe.


Kachumbari Kenyan Vegetable S…

How to make sweet Nigerian Agege bread

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Give us our daily bread how to make sweet Nigerian Agege bread. Pronounced ah-gay-gay agege bread is century old sweet tasting bread very popular with Hausa people in the West African country of Nigeria.


Agege is a district in the Ikeja Division of Lagos State, Nigeria. The name Agege bread was created by a Jamaican immigrant, Alhaji Ayokunnu in the town of Agege. His Agege bread was a popular street food for people on the go therefore he opened up a full-time Bakery to where he was providing bread to different stores. 
Bread is not an indigenous food to Africans. Agege bread is popular because that's where the first bakery opened up selling this new style of African food on the street to busy Nigerians. 
Agege bread is a delicious bread with a very soft center, sweet taste with crunchy crust. Traditional Agege bread is not sold as sliced bread. You can substitute coconut oil for the butter for a different version of Agege bread.

How to make sweet Nigerian Agege bread ingredients…

About Kenyan Bantu, Cushite and Nilote Largest Tribes

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About Kenyan Bantu, Cushite and Nilote Largest Tribes
Tourism holds a significant place in Kenya’s economy along with agriculture with remains the backbone of the Kenyan economy for the Bantu, Cushite and Nilote tribal communities.

About the Kenyan Bantu, Cushite and Nilote Largest Ethnic Tribal Communities Kenya’s largest indigenous communities fit into three distinct ethnic tribal groups, Bantu, Cushite and Nilote. Some speak the official Kenyan languages of English and Swahili while still retain their indigenous languages. Who are The Kenyan Bantus Tribes The Bantu ethnic group is the largest ethnic community in Kenya. They make up about 70 percent of the country's population, but they occupy less than 30 percent of the Kenyan land base. The Bantu people in Kenya live mainly in the coastal, central, western and eastern regions of the country. The Kikuyu tribe forms Kenya's largest single ethnic group.
Their closest kin is the Embu and Meru tribes. These are followed closely …

Nigerian Beef Osso Bucco African Comfort Food

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Osso Bucco is an African comfort food recipe popular in Nigeria.


Make easy beef osso buco African food recipe tonight for dinner since all the ingredients are found at your local supermarket. Serve our Nigerian recipe with boiled yams for a traditional tasty dish.

A little note about beef osso buco or cow leg African food. Osso buco or cow leg is the cut of meat in the back of the cow's leg between the ankle and knee. It is a heavily worked cut meaning, cuts from parts of the cow that are most active and typically have more beefy flavor, and a dark red color. You need to braise osso buco for a long period of time, because there’s inner-muscular sinew and a marrow bone in the middle of the cut. When the sinew and marrow renders, it melts into the meat, adding a level of richness.When you braise osso buco for a long time the cut of meat becomes thick, delightful and delectable.





The recipe below for Nigerian Beef Osso Buco uses leg shanks for a traditional African food dis…

Drink Coffee Like Ethiopians Do

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More than just drinking coffee, here is your invitation to a famous Ethiopian coffee ceremony centuries in the making.

Ethiopian style coffee. The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is a ritual that the women of Ethiopia have participated in for centuries and is the quintessential African food drink recipe. The coffee may be prepared three times in one day for various reasons including a meal.

Ethiopians are serious about their coffee. There is a time to share Buna with family, a time to drink Buna with other women and for breakfast or dinner and may include immediate family, including male members.

The Jebena pronounced Jeb-been-nah is often an ornate pot used to boil, prepare, and serve coffee. If you do not have a jebena you serve tea. No jebena means no coffee ceremony. Items such as a tray with coffee cups and all of the items needed for making coffee are gathered and brought to the space in which the ceremony will take place. The primary principle of organizing all of the items is to…

Quiz on the African country of Chad

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Chad is the fifth largest country on the continent of Africa with much of the northern part of the country lying in the Sahara desert. Chad also has a population density of only about 20 persons per square mile. Now that you know a little more about Chad, take our four question quiz on Chad's geography, language, and government and see how well do you know Africa. The answers are below.



How well do you know Chad Quiz Questions and Answers
Try our How Well Do You Know Chad quiz and see how many questions you know the correct answers. The questions can be tricky so pay close attention to the details of each question before you mark your answer. Good luck or bahati nzuri, that’s good luck in Swahili!

Four how well do you know Chad quiz questions
The two official languages of Chad areFrench and English
Arabic and French
Arabic and English
Sara and English

The capital of Chad is?N'Djamena
Umbundu
Moundou
Mongo

Which Government type does Chad practice?Islamic Republic
Crowned Republic
Preside…

Five most famous National Parks in Africa

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Five most famous National Parks in Africa
Africa's top five national parks are spectacular national parks for animal migration and sheltering threatened and endangered African animals.
Five most famous National Parks in AfricaMaasai Mara National Reserve (Masai Mara in Tanzania) is located in south-west Kenya. Together with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, it forms Africa’s most diverse, incredible and most spectacular ecosystems. Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya has nearly 150,000 visitors from across the world come annually to witness the wildebeest migration and river crossings. With the wildebeest migration in July – October, this is the best time to see this incredible movement of the wildebeest migration. 
Serengeti National Park was established in 1951, making it Tanzania's oldest national park. The park is arguably one of the most famous in the world and covers 5,700 square miles of grassland, riverine forest, woodlands, and savannah. It is famed for i…

Nigerian Grilled Ketchup Chicken Recipe For Four

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Try our new Nigerian Grilled Ketchup Chicken budget recipe for four using the easiest no fuss marinade packed with sweet and hot flavor from Lagos Nigeria. Lagos is Nigeria's largest city and has one of the best street food scenes in the world. Passing up authentic Nigerian Grilled Chicken is unheard of for foodies.
Make our African Food recipe Nigerian Grilled Ketchup Chicken.

Budget Recipe Nigerian Grilled Ketchup Chicken
Ingredients
1 chicken cut-up - 2 split chicken breasts, 2 chicken wings, 2 chicken thighs, 2 chicken legs
½ cup ketchup
¼ cup white vinegar
1 chicken seasoning cube
5 chopped garlic cloves 
1 chopped red onion
1 chopped white onion
10 chopped hot peppers
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon ground curry
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Directions
In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients except chicken. Add chicken to the bowl and toss well to combine. Let marinate at least 12 hours.  Reserve ½ cup of the marinate. Preheat grill …

Cassava Nsima and Pumpkin Leaves Eastern Malawi African Food Recipe

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Learn how to make a complete dinner meal of cassava Nsima and pumpkin leaves from Eastern Malawi today with the African Gourmet.
Pumpkin Leaves Ingredients
3 medium red tomatoes, diced
4 handfuls of chopped pumpkin leaves
1 cup groundnut powder
2 cups vegetable broth or water


Pumpkin Leaves Directions

Add all ingredients to a large pot, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Serve over nsima, directions are below.

How to make cassava Nsima.
Traditionally Nsima is used as a side dish to soups and stews in Malawi Africa. Nsima takes about 30 minutes to make and makes anything more delicious. It pairs well with anything from sautéed vegetables to slow-cooked stews. Nsima needs to be stirred and stirred a lot for a smooth consistency. Nsima is very easy and quick to make, just remember to gradually pour and stir at the same time so it does not get any lumps. When you are making your African food recipe of Nsima, cook it for the correct amount of time, so you do not have a lingering gritty taste. Ns…

Plant health equals human health

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Gardening plants does wonders for your own wellbeing since the physical exercise can contribute to a healthy weight and blood pressure levels, and just interacting with plant life can improve your mood and mental health.
Plants make up 80% of the food we eat and produce 98% of the oxygen we breathe.

The United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health.

Plants are the source of the air we breathe and most of the food we eat, yet we often do not pay
enough attention to keeping them healthy. This can have devastating results. Up to 40 percent of food crops are lost to plant pests and diseases annually. This leaves millions of people without enough food to eat and seriously damages agriculture the primary source of income for rural poor communities.

Plant health is increasingly under threat. Climate change and human activities have altered ecosystems, reducing biodiversity and creating new niches where pests can thrive. At the same time, international travel and…

White Soup Nsala and Eba Recipe

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Nsala African food recipe is also known as white soup, a thick and spicy soup made with fish, liver, honeycomb tripe and chicken. Depending on the tribe and the region in Nigeria, the recipe ingredients change according to what is available on the menu.



Learn to make White Soup Nsala and Eba African Food Recipe
White Soup Nsala Recipe Ingredients and Directions
Ingredients
4 skinless chicken thighs
1 pound chicken liver
4 any type of fish fillets
1 pound honeycomb beef tripe, cleaned and cut into bite-size pieces
1 small cassava, peeled and diced
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
3 green onions, chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and chopped
5 whole black peppercorns
2 tablespoons ground red pepper
2 tablespoons ground curry
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Water to cover

Directions
Heat the oil in the large stew pot, add onions and cook until slightly soft. Add tripe, add spices, cover with water and reduce heat to medium-low, cover pot, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Ad…

Africa's Best Smoked Fish Soup

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Food of Africa Easy Fish Soup


African Food is simple but flavorful and delicious so make our African fish recipe of Africa's Best Smoked Fish Soup. It takes less than 30 minutes start to finish. The key ingredient to this African stew dish is peanut butter and curry spice.


Africa's Best Smoked Fish Soup Ingredients and Step by Step Directions.
Ingredients
1 large smoked fish
1 large onion, diced
2 large tomatoes, diced
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon ground curry powder
2 teaspoons peanut butter
2 teaspoons tomato paste
4 any type hot peppers
3 garlic cloves
3 cups vegetable broth

Directions
In a large pot, sauté onions in oil then add tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic and pepper. Let cook for 10 minutes. Add 3 cups of water and nut paste, and then let it simmer for another 10 minutes. Add the fish, chili's, salt and curry. Simmer at very low heat for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with fresh bread, cornmeal, potatoes, plantains, cassava or rice.

African food recipes are easy …