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African Peanut Stew
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African Peanut Stew

I first had this stew in a small vegetarian restaurant in Guelph, Ontario. This hardy dish combines the amazing flavour of peanut with pumpkin, potato, beans and ginger into a serious comfort food. Although there are a lot of ingredients, this is an easy dish to create and can be cooked in under 20 minutes.

  • 2 cups of pumpkin, cubed
  • 1 large potato, cubed
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 inch knob ginger, chopped
  • 1 inch turmeric root, chopped
  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup miso stock, or vegetable / mushroom stock
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ cup sultana raisons
  • cilantro as garnish

Boil the potato and pumpkin until soft. Drain and set aside. Lightly sauté ginger, garlic, scallion, turmeric, and cumin in oil for 2 minutes, just enough time to let the flavours blend. Add potato, pumpkin, green beans, miso, coconut milk, cinnamon and peanut butter. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring to make sure the peanut butter dissolves. Serve with rice or cuscus with peanut, sultanas and cilantro as garnish.




*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. BuddhasDelight
    Mmm! This sounds amazing, combines all my favorite flavors and I can't wait to try it! I have wanted to try making African Peanut Stew before but the recipes always seemed so complicated. This one seems user-friendly without compromising the layers of flavor. Thank you for posting. I will let you know how my first attempt goes! :)
    1. kristo
      Thanks! At the restaurant where I had this, the stew was made with sweet potato, not pumpkin. I actually prefer it, but had to substitute for pumpkin because I couldn't find sweet potatoes here...but it still works :)
  2. Carolyn
    Congrats for making Top Posts!


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