The cuisine of Gambia - Africa

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The foods of Gambia

Traditional Gambian dishes cooked in homes are mostly rice, the staple food, with a covering of various spicy sauces as on the right. However, steamed millet, couscous, cassava is also eaten. The defining ingredients for these various dishes are either peanut butter paste (Domoda), ladies fingers (Okra), palm oil (chew deu terr) or edible leaves such as spinach or cassava leaves. Very popular among poor families is Mbahal which is rice mixed with grated peanuts, dried fish such as bonga. Many of these dishes are also common to Senegalese cooking as both countries have common cultural ties.
Some of the best known authentic dishes are 'Domoda' (peanut butter sauce), 'supakanja' (okra stew), 'benachin' (Jolof Rice), 'Chere' (couscous type millet), chicken 'Yassa' (fried chicken in onions).
The types of Cuisines in Gambia are influenced by:
The regional cuisine Appetizer recipes coming soon
Main recipes coming soon
Side dishes recipes coming soon
Dessert recipes coming soon
African - See the recipes Appetizer recipes coming soon

Main recipes

Chicken salad Moroccan spiced chicken breasts Moroccan spiced chickpea soup Skillet chicken and rice

Side dishes recipes

Ethiopian injera Dessert recipes coming soon

Cooking in Gambia