Vegetarian Groundnut Stew

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

The Moosewood version of African Groundnut Stew. Serve groundnut stew on rice, and along with one of these: hard-boiled eggs, chopped scallions, chopped fresh parsley or cilantro, cubed papaya, sliced bananas, mangos, pineapples, or oranges, grated coconut, whole or crushed peanuts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onions in the oil for about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the cayenne and garlic and saute for a couple more minutes.
  3. Add the cabbage and sweet potatoes and saute, covered, for a few minutes.
  4. Mix in the juices, salt, ginger, cilantro and tomatoes.
  5. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  6. Add the okra and simmer for 5 minutes more.
  7. Stir in the peanut butter, place the pan on a heat diffuser, and simmer gently until ready to serve.
  8. Add more juice or water if the stew is too thick.
Most Helpful

everyone who tried it loved this dish.

kathylisco October 16, 2006

I agree with Doorping about the peanut butter being too strong of a flavor. Overall it was a great recipe to have to incorporate many different vegetables in unique ways.

geneviva ferlan May 03, 2007

I used apple juice. I only used about 2/3 the amount of peanut butter they recommend. Next time I'll use even less peanut butter. It overpowered the tomato-apple broth which I thought was quite good on it's own. I also used only a dash of cayenne. But it was decent.

doorpingdoorpang March 05, 2007