World Food Challenge

Day 174: Tanzania and Mchicha

Good evening, Raffies!

Today we are going to Tanzania and we are enjoying some Tanzanian Mchicha,
This is a very traditional dish, usually a side dish, eaten with cornmeal, millet porridge or rice.
It consists of Mchicha, a type of spinach, peanut butter, curry and coconut milk.
A very simple and quick dish, with a delicious flavour.

The recipe is really easy:

500 g spinach
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp curry paste
2-3 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp ghee
1/2 c coconut milk
salt

Wash and chop the spinach. Mix the peanut butter with the coconut milk.
In a skillet, heat the ghee and fry the onion and tomato. After a few minutes, add the salt and curry.
Cook until the onion is soft, but not burnt.
Add the spinach and cook for about 15 minutes, until the spinach is done.
Pour the peanut butter mix and stir. Cook for a few more minutes. Adjust with salt and serve with rice, ugali (a dish made out of cornmeal, millet flour, Sorghum flour and water, cooked until it gets a dough-like consistency) or samp (corn kernels smashed until it has almost the consistency of mealie, but not that fine).

I really liked it. I have eaten several dishes with peanut butter and spinach during my challenge and every single one has had a special taste. A great dish for a quick meal!

Love,

Raffi

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