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Beans in groundnut/peanut sauce

Beans can be prepared in many different ways. In this recipe, I show how you can make beans in groundnut (peanut) sauce. It is a simple vegetarian recipe and the sauce can go with ugali (posho), rice, matooke, … Peanuts are known across many parts of Africa as “ground nuts”.

Making chapati like profis

East African Chapati for Profis

East African Chapati for Profis is a recipe that shows you basically how to make large quantities of East African Chapati, such as you would need  for parties or for restaurants in relatively little time. It can be quite tiring kneading large amounts of the quite stiff dough, so we shall use a food processor. It is important to read the manufacturers instructions to determine the amount of dough you can mix in one go. We shall use a high performance & powerful Bosch MaxxiMUM, with a 5.4 liter stainless steel bowl, 1600W motor suitable for heavy bread doughs, to mix 2 kilograms of flour with 1 liter of water.

Togé Rafalakhi

Togé Rafalakhi Recipe

This recipe from Guinea is quite easy to prepare as I think the ingredients are universally easy to find. It is also nothing special, but could probably bring some small change to your dining table today ….

Spinach in groundnut/peanut sauce with matoke

Spinach in groundnut/peanut sauce

This BASIC Spinach in groundnut/peanut sauce recipe shows how to prepare spinach or other similar vegetables in groundnut (peanut) sauce. Different vegetables in groundnut sauce are widely eaten in many, not only African countries and Uganda is no exception. This is not only good for vegetarians.

Kabalagala banana pancakes made with wheat flour

Wheat Flour Kabalagala Pan Cakes

This is a form of “kabalagala” as a type of Ugandan “banana pan cakes” normally made from apple(?) bananas (local name: ‘ndizzi’) and cassava flour is called, locally. In this version, the cassava flour will be replaced with wheat flour so we have Wheat Flour Kabalagala Pan cakes … Since the specific locally used bananas are not available everywhere, they are substituted with plantains. The rest of the recipe is borrowed from the “normal” kabalagala recipe on this site.