Harissa

adapted from The North African Kitchen by Fiona Dunlop The word for the fiery Tunesian chili paste harissa is derived from the Arabic verb harasa, “to pound.” Ingredients: 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon caraway seeds 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 9 oz. fresh red chilis, roughly chopped cloves from 1 head of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped 1 tablespoon dried […]

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Tahini Sauce

The English word tahini comes from the Arabic ṭaḥīnīa, and is derived from the verb “to grind.” This extremely popular sauce is used in most North African sandwiches. Ingredients: 1/2 cup tahini1/2 cup low fat yogurt or waterjuice of 1 lemon2 garlic cloves, choppedsalt to tastepinch hot paprika or cayenne Preparation: Combine all the ingredients in […]

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Tabouli

adapted from The New Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen The name for this bulgur wheat and parsley salad, tabouli, translates as “little seasoning,” and is derived from the Arabic word tabil. Ingredients: 1 cup bulgur wheat1 1/2 cups boiling water1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepperjuice of 1 lemon1/4 cup olive oil4 cloves garlic, minced4 scallions, chopped1 cup chopped parsley, packed1/4 […]

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How to create fried yam

 These cubes of yummy soft filled deliciousness are pretty easy to make. I feel I should make a quick side note: these are not sweet potatoes these are actually tubers of yam. All you need to do is peel-wash-cut-fry and voila its ready to eat. Tuber of yam     cut yam into smaller pieces […]

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Nigerian Egg roll

So i woke up this morning to find out we had run out of bread (The usual Saturday breakfast). The bakery close to where i stay don’t open shop early and where the bread vendors sell their wares is a long walk from home. To get breakfast ready and on time, i had to make […]

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Egusi soup recipe with Bitter leaf

Egusi soup (Melon Soup) is Unarguably the most popular Nigerian soup everyone loves. It’s quite versatile too as it’s prepared by every single tribe in Nigeria though the methods of preparation might differ slightly. No matter how it is prepared, the end result still remains the same good old tasty soup. In the north it’s […]

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How to make Nigerian spring rolls

Spring roll is a light, Simple yet elegant snack which could be placed in the Nigerian Small chops Category. For the filling, you could use just about anything such as vegetables, chicken, beef, noodles e.t.c. If you are making vegetable spring rolls, you could lightly steam the vegetables to be filled into the pastry. For […]

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Nigerian Suya + Suya Spice Recipe

Nigerian Beef Suya is a popular street delicacy enjoyed by everyone. To describe it in layman’s terms, it is simply barbecued skewered meat prepared with a special spice known as suya spice. Originally from the Northern part of Nigeria, “Suya” has now been adopted as a main staple across Nigeria. The secret to this popular […]

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