How to make Zimbabwean Sadza with peanut soup
If you are new to this country’s culture and want to try out one of their dish for the first time, this should be the go-to recipe.
Sadza is a type of swallow that is made using cornmeal and best goes with pumpkin leaves (Ugwu) infused peanut soup.
This is a very simple recipe and hope you try it soon.
Boiling / Stewing
1/2 cup of chopped beef
2 tablespoons of peanut butter (You can blend groundnuts yourself)
1/2 bulb of onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of Vegetable Oil
Salt to taste
A small bunch of Pumpkin leaves
Handful of chopped onions
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
1.5 cups of water
1 cup of Corn Meal
- In a small pot, heat up one cooking spoon of oil and fry the beef till brown. Season as appropriate, reduce the heat and pour in some water and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes while checking to see if the beef is cooked occasionally.
- Chop your tomatoes, onions and garlic and add to the pot. Stir in and allow to cook.
- Stir in your peanut butter and reduce the heat. Pour some water to allow the soup to loosen up a bit and cook on low heat. Check for seasoning and correct as needed. Allow cooking on low heat for about 15 more minutes. Add water as needed to continually loosen soup.
- For the vegetables, Chop the vegetables and set them aside. Heat up the tablespoon of oil, stir in the handful of chopped onions and vegetables. Season and stir for another 1 minute and take off the heat.
- For the Sadza, Bring to boil the 1.5 cups of water, stir in the cornmeal and continually stir till a dough is formed. Reduce the heat and cook for 5-7 minutes continually stirring. Add water as needed to ensure it cooks properly.
Your meal is ready! Serve the sadza with peanut soup and vegetables.