Category: African Cuisine and Recipes

See our collection of the best of African cuisine with authentic recipes for classic stews, curries, flatbreads, and more. African cuisine is a generalised term collectively referring to the cuisines of Africa.
Black Eyed Pea and Shrimp Fritters

Acarajé – Black-Eyed Pea and Shrimp Fritters

A dish made from peeled black-eyed peas formed into a ball and then deep-fried in dendê (palm oil). It is found in Nigerian and Brazilian cuisine. The dish is traditionally encountered in Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia, especially in the city of Salvador, often as street food, and is also found in most parts of Nigeria, Ghana and the Republic of Benin.

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Couscous

African Dishes

This is a list of notable dishes found in African cuisine with images, a brief excerpt, and links to the recipes

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The cuisine of Algeria is a distinct fusion of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines.

Algerian Cuisine

Information about Algerian cuisine and traditional food recipes. The khabz, traditional Amazigh (Berber) flatbread, is the base of Algerian cuisine and eaten at all meals. An Algerian dish is merguez, a spicy lamb sausage, that originate from the Atlas mountains. Other common dishes include berber couscous, Karantita, pastilla that is a speciality from Tlemcen and the Chaoui dish chakhchoukha.

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Alloco – Ivorian Fried Plantains

Alloco is a Ivorian snack made from fried plantain. It is often served with chilli pepper and onions. It is predominantly popular in the Ivory Coast and the surrounding African nations.

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Portuguese feijoada

Angolan Cuisine

Angolan cuisine is the cuisine of Angola, a country in south-central Africa. Because Angola was a Portuguese colony for centuries, Portuguese cuisine has significantly influenced Angolan cuisine, with many foods imported into Angola by the Portuguese.

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Pork and Apple Tagine

Apple and Pork Tagine

The spices of Moroccan cooking combine beautifully with pork in this unusual and flavour packed tagine.

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Arabic Boiled Flour Pudding - Asida

Asida – Arabic Boiled Flour Pudding

An Arab dish made up of a cooked wheat flour lump of dough, sometimes with added butter or honey. Similar to gruel or porridge, it is eaten in many Arab and North African countries.

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Attiéké

Attiéké is a side dish made from cassava that is a part of the cuisine of Côte d’Ivoire in Africa. The dish is prepared from fermented cassava pulp that has been grated or granulated. Dried attiéké is also prepared, which is similar in texture to couscous.

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Babute Congolese Curried Beef Meatloaf

Babute – Congolese Curried Beef Meatloaf

Babute is an African dish, effectively a form of meatloaf, originating in the Babute region of the Congo containing beef mince, curry powder and dried apricots.

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Baklava

Baklava

Baklava is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey. It is characteristic of the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and those of Central and Southwest Asia.

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Beef and Vegetable Soup with Barley

This hearty soup filled with beef, barley, and vegetables is one of those classic comfort foods. It’s thick, delicious, and nutritiously packed.

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Berbere - Ethiopian Spice Blend

Berbere – Ethiopian Spice Blend

How to make Berbere. This spice blend is the most essential used in Ethiopian cuisine. It’s a great addition to help spice up any ordinary dish and take it to the extraordinary!

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Berbere Spice Paste

Berbere Spice Paste

This fiery spice mixture that forms the basis of many Ethiopian and Eritrean recipes. You can use either this paste or the dry spice blend as a rub.

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Bichak – Afghani Stuffed Savoury and Sweet Pastries

Bichak is a stuffed baked tricornered appetiser served in Jewish (Kosher), Afghan, Middle Eastern, and Moroccan cuisine. It is often served during tea or coffee hour. Bichak can be stuffed with pumpkin and jam for a sweet taste, or meat and cheese for a savoury addition to a lunch. Bichak are also popular because they can be prepared in large quantities.

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Bouillie Chadian Porridge

Bouillie – Chadian Porridge

We might be used to spreading peanut butter on our morning toast, but this recipe for Bouillie, a Chadian porridge, uses peanut butter and lemon juice to make a refreshing breakfast cereal.

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