DIY recipe How to prepare 'tatale' and beans stew

Pulse daily DIY recipe teaches prospective chefs how to prepare healthy, Ghanaian dishes in a simple way.

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Tatale and beans stew

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  • 2 over ripe plantains, peeled and cut into small chunks

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne (or more to taste)

  • 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup of water

  • oil for cooking (either vegetable oil or palm oil)

  • 4 medium tomatoes

  • 1 medium sized salmon

  • Pepper

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • 500g red beans

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  • Start by mashing plantain with potato masher

  • Add onion, cornmeal, ginger, cayene, salt and mix thoroughly.

  • Add water and stir. Cover it for 20-30 minutes.

  • Heat a pan with enough oil until very hot.

  • Scoop a one ladle of plantain mixture into the oil and spread to form your desired shape.

  • Turn the plantain pancake when it starts to turn brown.

  • Remove pancakes and drain on paper towel before serving.

  • Wash all vegetables.

  •  Soak beans in water for one hour. Then boil for one and half hour using 2 litres of water until the beans are soft. Add more water when necessary until the beans are cooked and drain them in colander.

  •  In another saucepan,heat the oil and add the onions, garlic, ginger and pepper until all the liquid evaporates.

  •  Add the blended tomatoes. Remove all the bones from the salmon and add while stirring intermittently for 15 minutes.

  •  Add salt and the cooked beans to the stew and stir. Lower the heat and cover saucepan.

  • Serve pancake and beans stew

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