Groundnut Stew (Maafe)

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Care for some of this deliciousness?  This sauce is a welcome change from the regular every sunday tomato stew that is common in Nigerian homes. It can be made with little stress. If you are in Nigeria,you can just get your regular roasted street peanuts. If you can’t get those, roast whatever kind you find in a pan or in the oven till its slightly browned. The roasting adds some flavor.


1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 tablespoon tomato paste

2 1/2 cup unsweetened peanut butter (finely ground roasted peanuts)

8-10 pieces of goat meat (or any meat of choice)

3/4 cup diced red onions

2 Tablespoons blended red peppers

3/4 cup largely chopped carrots

1 cup largely chopped cabbage

2 1/2 cup meat stock

1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic

1 teaspoon grated ginger

1 teaspoon black pepper powder

1/2 teaspoon curry powder

1 chilli pepper sliced for garnish

Salt to taste


* Place goat meat in a pot,add water to cover the pieces. Add salt and boil till its tender.

* Place a dry nonstick pan over fire,put the vegetable oil. Add ginger,garlic,onion. And tomato paste. Fry till onion is translucent.

* Add cabbage and carrot and stir fry for about 1 minute

* Add the peanut butter,then add the stock (I used the water from boiling the goat meat) and bring to boil

* Add black pepper,curry powder and salt to taste

* Adjust consistency as desired. Mix in chopped chilli peppers or use it as garnish

* Serve

NOTE: My family does not consume much pepper,so if you want your meals spicier,adjust the pepper to your taste. Add seasoning cubes if you wish. I do not season goat meat because I like that distinct goat flavor. Any added spice will mask the flavor.



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