Pumpkin porridge (Nhopi)

Recipe from Chirumba High School  Ingredients 2kg pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and chopped 1kg shamba (wild melon), peeled, deseeded and chopped 250g dovi (peanut butter) 1kg...

Dried food delights

On a recent trip to East Africa, whilst enjoying the diverse traditional foods, I was stuck by the fact that food drying is not...

Nyimo and pumpkin leaf spring rolls with peanut sauce

Recipe courtesy of Chef Donny’s Ingredients For the spring rolls 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves of garlic, minced 2 bunches of pumpkin leaves, cleaned and chopped ...

Sweet potato scones

Recipe from Kufunda Village Ingredients 1 cup sweet potato flour 1 cup self-rising flour 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder 150g margarine ½ cup sugar 1...

Fried okra with millet flour coating

Recipe  from ZimboKitchen Ingredients 300g okra, cut into rings 150g plain flour 150g millet flour ½ onion, sliced 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoons salt 1...

Nyimo sprouts with roasted sweet potato and butternut

Ingredients 1 medium butternut 1 large sweet potato 200g nyimo bean sprouts (see sprouting method) Method Scrub the skin of the butternut and sweet potatoe. Do not remove unless...

Amaranth grain proves popular in gluten-free diets

The plant is already well known in Zimbabwe amongst traditional food fans. Locally called Mowa, Bonongwe or Imbuya, depending on where you are in...

Nyimo sprout stir fry with peanut butter sauce

Ingredients 200g nyimo bean sprouts (see sprouting method) 200g okra cut into rounds 3 shallots cut into rounds 1 bunch young blackjack leaves and shoots 1 large tablespoon of...

Mushrooms farmed by termites make tasty summer treats

Termitomyces are a remarkable group of mushrooms which have been able to survive for 30 million years by forging an intimate relationship with termites....

Lazy Sunday lunch at Gava’s

If you are a lover of traditional food and enjoy a lazy Sunday lunch outdoors then Gava’s restaurant is the place for you. Your...