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5 African recipes you definitely should try out

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Africa is the second-largest continent after Asia and has more than 50 countries. Among other things, Africa is considered blessed with many tourist attractions, food, and culture. The mouth-watering regional specialties are just one factor that draws these tourists back to Africa.

Nonetheless, each region of Africa has its own distinct cuisine, and these different dishes play a very big significant role in defining cultural identity, curing bodily ailments, and serving as a way to welcome visitors to your home.

These popular African meals include varieties of meals from its four regions: West Africa, South Africa, North Africa, and East Africa. For instance, jollof rice is a common dish in west Africa (Nigeria), and bunny chow is a common dish in South Africa, etc.

However, the five diverse meals from Africa on this list are all very well-liked in their respective regions. No matter which region you visit, you will undoubtedly find one or two of the delicacies listed here.

1. Jollof Rice

One of the most well-liked foods in Nigeria is jollof rice. Jollof rice from Nigeria is another one of the world’s most popular cuisines. You should unquestionably have it before leaving the country. It goes well with sides like grilled pork, chicken, or plantains. However, below is a video providing detailed directions on how to prepare jollof rice.

A video posted on youtube by Kikifoodies on “Nigerian party jollof rice”.

2. Bunny Chow

Bunny Chow is one of the most widely consumed street delicacies in South Africa. Bunny Chow involves half a bread that has been quartered and is filled with meat and vegetable curries. However, here is a video below, that also provides detailed instructions on how to prepare Bunny Chow in South Africa.

Video posted by Panana Tv on “South African Bunny Chow Recipe: How to cook Lamb Curry Bunny Chow”.

3. Ugali

In Kenya, ugali, commonly referred to as cornmeal porridge, is a favourite dish. Ugali pairs well with curries, stews, and soups. Here is also a perfect way one can learn how to prepare ugali (cornmeal) in Kenya.

A video posted by Chef Raphael on youtube about “How to make ugali”.

4. Waakye

Ghanaians frequently eat waakye, also referred to as Ghanaian rice and beans. Breakfast is typically when waakye is served. The video below gives detailed instructions on how to prepare Waakye (Ghanaian rice and beans) in Ghana.

A video posted on youtube by The foodi house on “How to make a typical Ghanaian Waakye”.

5. Thieboudienne

The final dish is Thieboudienne, a traditional Senegalese dinner that consists of rice and fish. However, smoked fish is also used in this dish. The video below also provides detailed instructions on how to prepare Senegalese Thieboudienne (Rice and Fish).

A video posted on youtube by Jeanine’s Cuisine11 on “African popular dish in Senegal”.

You can also try some other popular fantastic African food dishes, but we are unable to include them all here. Perhaps, you’ll be able to test out some of these recipes in the convenience of your own home. Have you tried any of these dishes, too? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the above comment box.

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