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African recipes - 6 recipes

Find divine African recipes, easier to make than you may think. Find plenty of fail safe African recipes for appetisers, main meals and desserts too including African bananas, African peanut soup, fried fish and attieke African dish, North African chicken tagine.

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Break one egg and one egg yolk into a large bowl

  • 2 small eggs
  • 200g icing sugar
  • plus extra for coating
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 400g ground almonds
  • Rind of 1/2 lemon
  • Orange flower water to taste
  • Oil
3.8/5 (167 Votes)

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Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

  • 2 -3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • diced
  • 2 garlic gloves
  • crushed
  • 1 tsp ground tumeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinammon
  • 1cm piece fresh root ginger
  • grated
  • Pinch saffron fronds
  • 200g brown lentils
  • washed and drained
  • 400g can chickpeas
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 700ml vegetable stock
  • Large bunch of fresh coriander
  • chopped
  • Large bunch of fresh parsley
  • chopped
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt
  • black pepper for seasoning
2.9/5 (160 Votes)

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In a bowl, marinate the meat in the spices and coriander juice for an hour

4.4/5 (38 Votes)

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Hereis my version of a Morrocan dish using fabulously underrated shin beef – mine was from those lovely people at...

  • 750 gm shin beef fat trimmed off and cut into serious cubes
  • 2 small onions chopped
  • Bunch of fresh coriander
  • Half a butternut squash peeled and cubed
  • 400 gm tin chickpeas
  • 400 gm tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp of tomato sauce
  • 600 ml of chicken or vegetable stock
  • Olive oil
  • Spice mix
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin – I crushed cumin seeds in a mortar
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • Salt and black pepper
4.2/5 (23 Votes)

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Soak a few seeds of monkey bread (a good handful) and knead with 1

4/5 (43 Votes)

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Wash the prawns, cook in half a litre of water with salt, pepper and a bay leaf

3.9/5 (29 Votes)

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Fried prawn fritters Saint-Louis style Moroccan biscuits