Lisa Gadzikwa; 24, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean family meals are usually a mixture of a variety of flavours from differ- ent parts of the world because of the history of trade. Broiler Chickens are easily accessible to many people because they are easy to breed. Butter beans are widely grown in many allotments and farms because they are easy to grow in the Zim- babwe climate. Peanut butter is used in many dishes because many families grow ground nuts and can make their own peanut butter; In the shona language it’s called ‘kukuya dovi’. This dish serves as a great family meal.
Difficulty Level I
How much does it take to prepare it? 30 min.
How much does it take to cook it? 60 min.
Cooking utensils What are the necessary tools for cooking the dish?
People For how many people?
4 - 6 persons.
Ingredients List of ingredients with quantity.
2 cut baby chickens with skin removed, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tin butter beans, 500g sieved tomatoes, 1 chopped onion, 1 garlic clove, 500g basmati rice, 150g peanut butter, chicken stock cube, 1 table spoon hot or mild curry pow- der, seasoning (salt and pepper).
Heat oil in a large sauce pan and fry seasoned chicken until golden brown. Add onion and garlic and fry until very soft. Add curry powder and fry for a minute then add tomatoes. Simmer for five minutes and add butter beans. Cover with lid and simmer for 35 minutes. Add a litre of water in a saucepan and bring to boil then add 1/4 tsp salt plus the washed rice. Cover with lid and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the peanut butter and mix then simmer for 5 to 10 min- utes. Ensure chicken is cooked in the middle; if not cooked simmer for a bit longer. Add salt and pepper to your liking.
Practical tips and secrets Any secret to make the recipe tastier?
Add bay leaf to add flavour to curry. Add coconut to rice.
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