Try waakye with chicken stew, fried plantain and steamed cabbage

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

Waakye with chicken stew, fried plantain and steamed cabbage

Ingredients for waakye

  • Cups of Brown rice
  • Cups of red beans
  • Millet stalks
  • Salt


  •  Remove all unwanted particles in the beans must be removed, washed and soaked overnight to reduce the cooking time.
  •  Boil beans in a large saucepan with enough water.
  •  Wash millet stalks quickly and add to the boiling beans.
  • Carefully examine the brown rice if is free from husks and stones.
  • Wash the brown rice, drain all water and remove the millet stalks before adding the rice to the beans when its soft.
  •  Add water to the mixture depending on how soft you want it and cover to cook.
  • Add salt and stir.

>>>Click here for Ghanaian chicken stew recipe

Ingredients for fried plantain

  • Ripe plantain
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt


  • Peel ripe plantain and cut in cubes.
  • Add water to plantain and sprinkle salt.
  • Heat a pan with vegetable and diced plantain.
  • Deep fry till golden brown, 5-7 minutes; transfer fried plantains to paper towel to drain excess oil. Set aside in a warm place.

Ingredients for steamed cabbage and carrots

  • chopped cabbage
  • Carrots grated
  • Onion chopped
  • Garlic clove chopped
  • Oil
  • Allspice
  • Salt
  • Scotch bonnet


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