Whether you are traveling to Zanzibar or Tanzania’s mainland, you will not find a shortage of unique and mouth-watering food that is sure to please any palate.
If you are vegetarian then you will be impressed by this meal. Mchicha is a tasty vegetarian dish that is popular in Tanzania. They cook it using traditional leafy vegetables like amaranth. However, mchicha can also be prepared using spinach. To make it even tastier, Tanzanian locals add peanut butter and coconut to the greens. The meal is creamy and smooth which makes it perfect for even babies
2 lbs spinach
1 1⁄2ounces peanut butter
1 tomato 1 onion
2 teaspoons curry powder (or paste your favorite blend!)
1 cup of coconut milk
3tablespoons ghee or 3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
- Wash the spinach & roughly chop. De-skin the tomato, peel, and chop. Peel and chop the onion.
- Mix the peanut butter with the coconut milk in a jug & set aside.
- Heat the ghee butter over medium heat in a large frying pan. Add the onion, tomato, salt, and curry powder/paste and sauté for 5 minutes, or until the onion becomes soft.
- Add the spinach, continue cooking for about 15 to 20 minutes, until the spinach is cooked.
- Pour the peanut butter and coconut milk mixture into the pan & stir gently to mix.
- Simmer, for another 5 minutes, stirring constantly, to ensure that the mixture does not stick to the pot.
- This dish makes a lovely side dish, & can also be eaten with rice, or samp and beans to form a delicious main course.