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Healthy Recipes How to prepare waakye with fried fish

True Ghanaians love waakye, even non-Ghanaians who taste the almost common food can wait to get their second portions. Here is how to prepare the dish.

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1. 4 cups of Brown rice

2. 3 cups of red beans

3. 3 millet stalks

4. Tilapia

5. One pound of wele (cow skin)

6. Tomatoes

7. Onions

8. Pepper

9. Vegetable oil

10. Maggi cubes

11. Salt


1. Ideally all unwanted particles in the beans must be removed, washed and soaked overnight to reduce the cooking time.

2. Boil beans in a large saucepan with enough water.

3. Remove all tilapia scales, fins. Cut tilapia into desirable sizes and wash thorougly.

4. Season the tilapia with salt, maggi and black pepper to add flavour and leave for 5-10 minutes before frying.

5. Wash millet stalks quickly and add to the boiling beans.

6. Carefully examine the brown rice if is free from husks and stones.

7. Wash the brown rice, drain all water and remove the millet stalks before adding the rice to the beans when its soft.

8. Add water to the mixture depending on how soft you want it and cover to cook.

9. Add salt and stir.

10. Blend tomatoes and pepper and strain using a colander.

11. Blend garlic and ginger.

12. Put oil in saucepan and add chopped onions and stir.

13. Add blended garlic and ginger, when the edges of the onion turns golden brown.

14. After 2-3 minutes, add blended tomatoes, pepper and wele.

15. Cook and allow to cook until the sauce thickens and the oil settles on top.

16. Add salt and maggi, allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes.

17. Put oil in frying pan. When the oil is very hot, add tilapia.

18. Turn tilapia with spatula until all parts of the tilapia is fried.

19. When it is evenly cooked, remove from the oil and drain on paper towels.

20. Serve waakye with stew and tilapia

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