Treat Your Family To Domoda, The Gambian Peanut Stew

Domoda is the national dish of Gambia, a peanut stew made with or without meat and served over fluffy rice. We can simply say it is the Gambaian version of Mchicha, the Tanzanian coconut and peanut butter soup, and the spicy Sierra Leonean dish, except that this version has nothing to do with coconut but veggies (the vegetarian version) or meat.
If meat is used in the Domoda, it is usually beef, bush meat, or chicken, and if without meat, any available vegetables can be added into the stew, usually pumpkins and sweet potatoes. The vegetarian version is more popular than the meat version because meat is quite expensive in Gambia.Treat Your Family To Domoda, The Gambian Peanut StewThe peanut sauce is rich and flavorful, consisting of ground peanuts, tomato paste, and fresh tomatoes mixed with onions or chili peppers. Filled with visually appealing, vibrant colors of the vegetables served over white rice, this hearty dish is believed to taste even better when reheated the next day.
Beef steak or 1 lb chicken breast, 1 large onion, diced, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 3 cloves garlic, minced, 3 tomatoes, diced, ½ can (3 oz) tomato paste, ¾ cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter, seasoning cubes, 3 cups water, scotch bonnet chilies, diced, cups pumpkin or sweet potato, diced, salt and pepper to tasteTreat Your Family To Domoda, The Gambian Peanut StewHow To Make
1. Cut the beef into tiny chunks (or use bone-in chicken pieces and simmer them in the sauce; once cooked leave the pieces whole or remove the meat from the bones and add it back to the stew.)
2. Heat the oil in large. Saute the onions until golden. Add the beef and garlic and continue to sauté until the beef is no longer pink.Treat Your Family To Domoda, The Gambian Peanut Stew
3. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste, chilies, peanut butter and stir to combine. Add the water and bouillon cubes and bring all to a boil.Treat Your Family To Domoda, The Gambian Peanut Stew4. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the vegetable, cover, and continue to cook for 35-40 minutes or until the vegetable is tender, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Serve hot with rice. This stew tastes even better the next day.Treat Your Family To Domoda, The Gambian Peanut StewTRENDING VIDEO OF THE DAY: Only Four Nigerian Artistes Have Been Nominated For A Grammy – Seun KutiPhotos Credit: Getty
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