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African Food Sweet Potato African Stew

African Dish Sweet Potato African Stew

African Food: Sweet Potato African Stew

Sweet Potato African Stew Ingredients

1 3 large sweet potatoes.
2 3 mixed peppers.
3 1 large white onion.
4 1 (3 inch) piece of fresh ginger.
5 3 hot chillis.
6 1 litre vegetable stock.
7 600 g smooth peanut butter.
8 3 cloves garlic.
9 1 tin chopped tomatoes.
10 1 tsp cayenne pepper.
11 4 tsp cumin powder.
12 1 bunch fresh coriander.
13 150 g cashew nuts.
14 2 vegetable stock cubes.

Cooking Step by Step

Step 1 Chop the onion and finely chop the garlic, ginger and chilli. Add to a pan (preferably using a nut oil) on a medium heat.
Step 2 Chop the peppers into thumb sized pieces and, once the onions have softened, add to the pan.
Step 3 Boil a kettle full of water and create a litre of vegetable stock. Add the stock to a large saucepan and, at a low heat, spoon the peanut butter into the stock until there are no large lumps.
Step 4 When the peppers have softened, add the contents of the pan to the peanut butter and stock mix.
Step 5 Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into approximately 1.5 inch cubes. Add to the saucepan along with the tomatoes, cayenne pepper and cumin.
Step 6 Cook at a medium to low temperature, with a lid, until the sweet potatoes have softened (around 45 minutes). Stir regularly to avoid the peanut butter sticking and burning to the side of the pan.
Step 7 Toast the cashew nuts under the grill for no more than 1 minute, roughly chop the coriander and if you're feeling spicy chop a medium heat chilli, when you're ready to serve sprinkle these on top of your stew.
Step 8 Best served with rice or naan bread.
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