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Plantain Dumplings With Yam Vegetable Stew

Yam vegetable stew with plantain dumplings recipe local food name is Counin Zindo that is super simple to prepare by Burkinabé cooks.

Plantain dumplings are a small amount of soft dough that is boiled in yam veggie stew. How do you make plantain dumplings from scratch, well its easy just drop plantain dough gently into a pot of simmering stew for about 20 minutes. The full recipe directions and ingredients are below.

Plantain Dumplings With Yam Vegetable Stew.

Ingredients for Yam Vegetable Stew.

2 yams cut into cubes

2 large onions, diced

2 large tomatoes, diced

1 small eggplant, peeled and diced

3 medium carrots, diced

2 medium white potatoes cut into cubes

1 medium sweet potato cut into cubes

1 hot pepper, chopped

Salt to taste

4 cups water


Directions for Yam Vegetable Stew.

Add all ingredients to a large lidded pot simmer 10 minutes. Then follow the directions for plantain dumplings.


Ingredients for Plantain Dumplings.

2 ¼ cups self-rising flour

2 large mashed ripe plantains

1 tablespoon ground parsley flakes

1 cup vegetable broth


Directions for adding Plantain Dumplings to Yam Vegetable Stew.

In a large bowl stir together flour, plantains, and parsley, slowly add water; stirring until soft dough forms. Add equally sized plantain dumplings into the yam vegetable stew one by one waiting 10 seconds in between drops. Simmer covered for 20 minutes until yams are tender.


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