Top 10 Ghanaian Food Recipes That Will Make You Proud Of Your Heritage

Top 10 Ghanaian Food Recipes That Will Make You Proud Of Your Heritage

Ghana is a blessed country with plenty of food items and rich traditional cuisines. The Ghanaian food culture is marvelous and our food is known to have a unique flavor and style that one would find very hard to resist. If you want to catch a palate of the finest dishes in the nation, YEN has prepared 10 easy Ghana main food recipes that you will definitely enjoy.

Top 10 Ghanaian Food Recipes To Try Out Before 2018 Comes To An End

10 Easy Ghanaian Food Recipes

These are our top 10 traditional Ghanaian food recipes. To celebrate the rich and diverse cuisine in Ghana, picking favorite foods is not easy. That is why we bring you the most popular and sweetest foods in the country.

Top 10 Ghanaian Food Recipes To Try Out Before 2018 Comes To An End

Jollof Rice

This is Ghana’s national food enjoyed everywhere in the nation.

Ingredients

  • 3 small cups filled with chicken soup
  • 1 and a quarter cups of rice. White is preferable
  • 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 pound of boneless chicken breast. Ensure it is skinned too
  • 6 ounce of tomato paste
  • 1 medium sized onion that is chopped

Procedure

  • Take a sauce pan, and it onions and oil and fry until the onions get brown
  • Careful chop chicken into sizeable cubes and add them into the pan
  • Chop tomatoes and add them in
  • Pour in the chicken soup
  • Simmer the mixture and cook it for another 25 minutes to tenderize the rice
  • Check to ensure the chicken has cooked and rice has become soft

This dish can serve up to 8 people

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Top 10 Ghanaian Food Recipes To Try Out Before 2018 Comes To An End

Kenkey

Ingredients

  • 3 small cups filled with chicken soup
  • 1 and a quarter cups of rice. White is preferable
  • 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 pound of boneless chicken breast. Ensure it is skinned too
  • 6 ounce of tomato paste
  • 1 medium sized onion that is chopped

Procedure

  • Take a sauce pan, and it onions and oil and fry until the onions get brown
  • Chop chicken into sizeable cubes and add them into the pan
  • Chop tomatoes and add them in
  • Pour in the chicken soup
  • Simmer the mixture and cook it for another 25 minutes to tenderize the rice
  • Check to ensure the chicken has cooked and rice has become soft

This dish can serve up to 8 people.

Top 10 Ghanaian Food Recipes To Try Out Before 2018 Comes To An End

Oto

Ingredients

  • Corn husks or plantation leaves or aluminium foil
  • 8 mugs of corn meal
  • 1 mug of distilled water
  • 1 table spoon of vinegar

Procedure

  • Create a flawless mixture by thoroughly combining the corn meal with water
  • By means of a hygienic fabric, cover the dish and put in a warm area for around 6 hours
  • Add some vinegar into this mixture and stir
  • Mold the dough to obtain a flawless mixture then split into two
  • Heat water in a big dish and then slowly add one half of the dough and cook it for 10 minutes while stirring vigorously and continuously before removing the heat.
  • Combine and properly mix the content of the pot with the other uncooked half
  • Divide the resulting mixture into servable sizes and wrap with aluminum foil or banana leaves
  • Transfer the wrapped pieces to a wire rack on top of a boiling water and steam for 1-3 hours

Top 10 Ghanaian Food Recipes To Try Out Before 2018 Comes To An End

Kelewele

Ingredients

  • Six ripe plantains
  • Three cups of cooking oil
  • Half teaspoon of ground chillies
  • Two table spoons of water
  • Half teaspoon of salt
  • One teaspoon powdered ginger

Procedure

  • Peel the plantains and cut them diagonally into half-inch slices
  • Combine ginger, red pepper, and salt using a mixing bowl and properly mix
  • Add the sliced plantain into the mixture so that they are fully coated
  • Heat the oil in a big skillet then fry the coated slices mixture till it is golden brown

This serves 6 people.

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Top 10 Ghanaian Food Recipes To Try Out Before 2018 Comes To An End

Kentumere

This is basically fish that has been fried in spinach and tomatoes

Ingredients

  • Four mugs of spinach
  • One mug of tomatoes
  • One mug of palm oil
  • One mug kippered herring
  • One mug chopped onions
  • 1 tea spoon of cayenne pepper

Procedure

  • Heat oil, pepper, onions in a pan and add salt to taste
  • Pound the tomatoes while mixing them with the other ingredients
  • Heat in controlled heat for 15 minutes
  • Remove when fish has cooked and can be served with bananas or rice

Top 10 Ghanaian Food Recipes To Try Out Before 2018 Comes To An End

Fufu

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups of bisquick
  • 2 1/2 cups of potato flakes
  • 6 cups of water

Procedure

  • Bring the water to boil in a big pot
  • Mix the two ingredients then add in the water
  • Stir the mixture for between 10 and 15 minutes
  • Place the mixed content on a bowl and roll until it forms a lump

Serve with stew

Top 10 Ghanaian Food Recipes To Try Out Before 2018 Comes To An End

Gari foto

Ingredients

  • Five tea spoons of cooking oil
  • Two tomatoes
  • 175 grams of carrots. peek and cut them to smaller pieces
  • 175 grams of mushrooms
  • 175 grams of green chilies. Chop them
  • 100 grams of gari
  • Vegetable stock

Procedure

  • Heat the tomatoes and onions with oil and stur until it becomes pulpy
  • Add in carrots and then fry for another 3 mins
  • Add into the mixture green chillies, mushrooms, hot chillies and the stock
  • Cover and simmer for ten minutes
  • Mix gari in handfuls and stir them in sauce until liquids are absorbed
  • Serve this meal with fish or vegetable stew

Top 10 Ghanaian Food Recipes To Try Out Before 2018 Comes To An End

Braised chicken with chilies

Ingredients

  • Three green chillies
  • Chicken cut into pieces
  • 1 tables spoon of palm oil
  • Sliced onions
  • Chicken broth
  • Butter
  • Half teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper

Procedure

  • Melt the butter and oil
  • Dip few pieces of the chicken slices in the mixture and wait for them to be brown
  • Add onion rings and then sauté
  • Add in some nutmeg, broth, chillies, salt and pepper and boil
  • Add in the chicken again and simmer for about 45 minutes

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Top 10 Ghanaian Food Recipes To Try Out Before 2018 Comes To An End

Yam Foo Foo

Ingredients

  • Quarter tea spoon of black ground chillies and salt
  • Yams
  • One teaspoon of butter

Procedure

  • Boil yams in water with some salt until they are soft
  • Remove them from the boiling water and peel
  • Mush them until they are soft
  • Shape them into balls

Serve the foofoo warm

Top 10 Ghanaian Food Recipes To Try Out Before 2018 Comes To An End

Hkatenkwan

Ingredients

  • Pieces of chopped chicken
  • Some Ginger
  • Two table spoons of tomato paste
  • Two table spoons peanut oil
  • One cup tomatoes
  • One cup chopped onions
  • A cup of peanut butter
  • Two tablespoons salt and chilies
  • One spoon of pepper
  • Two mugs of okra
  • Eggplants

Procedure

  • Place ginger and onions to a pan
  • Place in the chicken and wait for it to simmer
  • Cook the tomato paste with butter for five minutes in a pot
  • Place in onions and tomatoes with paste then mix it until the onions are cooked
  • Put the partly-cooked chicken and half broth in another sizeable pot
  • Add salt, chilies, and peanut butter
  • Cook for five minutes, add okra, add eggplant and mix
  • Cook until the veges and chicken are tender

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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