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    African Potato Stew

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

    Sydney Mike's Note:

    This recipe, with origins in Kenya & other areas of East Africa, was found in the 1997 cookbook, Vegetarian Planet.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat, then add onions & garlic, cooking them for 5 minutes & stirring occasionally, until onions soften.
    2. 2
      Add ginger, seeds, ground coriander & cloves, & cook stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add potatoes, stirring well, then stir in the 4 cups of water, before turning the heat up to high.
    4. 4
      When mixture comes to a boil, add 1 teaspoon of salt, stir, & reduce the heat to low, simmering the stew, uncovered, for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
    5. 5
      Stir in the sauliflower, sweet potato, collard greens & raisins, continuing to cook for 10 minutes or until the potatoes & sweet potatoes are tender.
    6. 6
      Season the stew with the vinegar,more salt & the pepper, adding more water if the stew is too dry. Serve hot!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 05, 2011

      55

      This is an easily prepared and satisfying vegetarian stew. I made the occasional minor change, based on fridge contents and personal preference ... didn't have much spinach so I added in some sliced cabbage, added in a large chopped carrot, omitted the raisins - oh, and I added a tablesp of Cape Malay curry powder, which is quite a gentle curry powder, to complement and accent the spices already used, hope you'll forgive me but I felt that for my taste, I just wanted that slightly hotter bite. Truly, minor changes, and we really did enjoy this very much, serving it with simple white steamed rice. I did halve the recipe since we were only two, and even so, had plenty left for lunch next day. Thanks for sharing, Syd, made for PRMR tag game.

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    • on June 04, 2009

      55

      This seems exotic but the ingredients are easy to obtain. Sweet and russet potatoes, cauliflower, collard greens and raisins. WOW! With the spices, it's a SATISFYING SYMPHONY : ) Thanks for sharing Sydney Mike

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    Nutritional Facts for African Potato Stew

    Serving Size: 1 (727 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 311.3
     
    Calories from Fat 81
    26%
    Total Fat 9.1 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    4%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 810.4 mg
    33%
    Total Carbohydrate 53.7 g
    17%
    Dietary Fiber 12.4 g
    49%
    Sugars 12.8 g
    51%
    Protein 9.5 g
    19%

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