Cookbook:Domoda (Gambian Peanut Stew)
|Domoda (Gambian Peanut Stew)|
Domoda is a popular Gambian dish known for its rich and creamy peanut stew. It is often prepared with meat such as beef, lamb, or chicken, combined with an assortment of vegetables. Domoda is traditionally served with rice and is loved for its comforting flavors and hearty texture.
Ingredients[edit | edit source]
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 500 g meat (beef, lamb, or chicken), cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (adjust according to spice preference)
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
- 4 cups water or broth
- 2 medium-sized carrots, peeled and sliced
- 2 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 small cabbage, chopped
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
Procedure[edit | edit source]
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot or saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and minced garlic. Sauté until they become translucent and fragrant.
- Add the meat to the pot and cook until it browns on all sides. Stir occasionally to ensure even browning.
- Stir in the tomato paste, ground cayenne pepper, and paprika. Cook for an additional minute to allow the flavors to meld.
- Add the peanut butter to the pot and mix well with the other ingredients. Gradually pour in the water or broth while stirring continuously to create a smooth and consistent stew base.
- Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Allow the stew to simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the meat is tender. Stir occasionally and add more water or broth if needed to maintain the desired consistency.
- Add the sliced carrots, cubed potatoes, and chopped cabbage to the pot. Continue to simmer the stew for an additional 15–20 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked to your liking.
- Taste the stew and season with salt and pepper according to your preference.
- Serve the domoda hot with steamed rice or couscous.