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Waakye Rice & Beans

Waakye – a delicious dish from Ghanawaakye rice beans and spaghetti from ghana

Waakye or Wache is one of the most famous dishes in the West African country of Ghana. it’s a platter served anytime of the day and is available in most Ghanaian restaurants throughout the world. Of course the best way to taste this famous  african rice and beans dish is making it yourself. The dish is know as either Waakye or Wache in some parts of Ghana and comes in many different varieties, but the main ingredients are always rice and beans. The type of beans depend on the cook, but in this recipe we haven chosen to use kidney beans since these are the most common. The rice and beans can be served with either meat or fish and vegetables like fried plantain. The following recipe is waakye with beef and plantain.

Ingredients for Ghanaian Wache – 4 persons

  • 400 gr rice
  • 400 gr canned kidney beans
  • 150 gr brokken Spaghetti or any other pasta (Macaroni etc)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • hot black peper sauce / chili sauce
  • magi cube
  • salt
  • 200 gr beef
  • 2 plantains
  • water
  • cooking oil (peanut or palm oil)

How to make Waakye with beef and plantain?

  • step 1) cut the beef and tomatoes in very small cubes and fry it shortly in a cooking pan with some peanut oil add some salt, peper sauce and magi cube after beef and tomatoes have simmered for a bit.
  • step 2) add the rice and mix it in well before adding water until rice is  fully covered and bring to boil while sturing the pot once every while, add water when necessary. you can also add the pasta now (depending on difference in cooking time of rice and pasta)
  • step 3) cut the plantain in thin slices and fry in a frying pan using peanut oil.
  • step 4) after 10 minutes you add the canned beans with their fluit to the rice and warm it up again while mixing it in. taste and at more spice to taste.
  • step 5) serve the waakye on a plate with the fried plantain on top of it. enjoy 😛

 

 

 

Tatale – Ghanaian Plantain Cake

The Recipe for Plantain cake from Ghana (Tatale)

Tatale is a delicious Ghanaian plantain cake made from very ripe plantains. Plantain, also know as cooking banana is a very common ghana tatale plantain cakeingredient in Western Africa. In Ghana they use plantain in many different ways, but one of the favourite ghanaian foods is Tatale. This delicious snack from ghana has a really easy recipe and is therefore also easy for you to make at home to taste the rich flavours of West Africa.

Ingredients for Ghanaian Tatale

  • 4 very ripe plantains (turning black on the outside)
  • 2 Onions
  • Ginger powder
  • 1 red pepper (select the one you can handle)
  • Maisflour (or other type of flour if not available)
  • Peanut oil
  • salt

How to cook Tatale from Ghana

  1. Mash the plantains into a soft consistency with a masher or hand mixer
  2. Cut the pepper and onions into very tiny parts
  3. Add the pepper and onions together with a sniff of ginger and salt (according to taste) into the mix
  4. Add around 3 cups of maisflour and mix all very well into a well bound texture
  5. Let the mix stand for about 30 minutes
  6. Fill a pot with peanut oil so it comes up around 2 inch from the bottom on the fire.
  7. When the oil is hot enough you can use a big spoon to make round scoops from the mix and fry these scoops on both sides until they turn golden brown.
  8. Let them leak out on plate with kitchen paper before serving them as delicious snacks or as a side dish to your African meal