How to prepare Kontomire Stew

Kontomire stew is one of the most popular Ghanaian dishes and has been adapted by many cultures in West Africa, thanks to its delicious flavor.

It’s also quite easy to make and can be prepared using easily available ingredients which makes it even more appealing.

However, if you don’t follow some basic steps when preparing your kontomire stew, then you might end up with an unsatisfying meal that tastes nothing as it should.

In this article, I’ll show you exactly how to prepare kontomire stew so that it tastes just like you always dreamt it would.

What is Kontomire

Kontomire is a vegetable that grows in Ghana. It is typically used as an ingredient in stews, soups, and groundnut sauce. The word kontomire comes from two Ghanaian words meaning cooked and cassava. Kontomire is also known as cocoyam, cole-slaw, and taro root.

Benefit of Kontomire

Kontomire is a green leafy vegetable that originated in West Africa. It’s typically cooked with palm oil, onions, and sometimes tomatoes.

  1. The leaves of the plant are used for wrapping rice and other ingredients.
  2. Kontomire is rich in antioxidants, which help reduce cholesterol levels and increase the body’s ability to fight off cancer cells.
  3. It also contains high amounts of potassium, iron, and vitamin A. These nutrients are essential for maintaining healthy bones and good vision as well as boosting your immune system.

How to prepare Kontomire stew

Ingredients

  • Palm oil
  • Tomato paste
  • Fish
  • 5-10 Kontomire leaves
  • 10 Turkey berries (Kwahu nsosoa)
  • 3 large onions
  • 3 eggs
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Momoni
  • Powdered pepper
  • Salt

How to prepare

  1. Wash and slice onions and put them in a bowl.
  2. Wash “momone” and your fish.
  3. Slice the tomatoes and keep them in a bowl.
  4. Wash and chop kontomire into little strips using your chopping board and put it on fire for about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Boil the turkey berries (kwahu nsosoa) and blend or grind.
  6. Now, put a saucepan on fire and pour a considerable amount of red oil into the saucepan.
  7. Put a piece of “momone” into the oil till you can’t see it anymore.
  8. Put sliced onions into the oil till they turn slightly brown and add powdered pepper.
  9. Pour your chopped tomatoes into the mixture, and tomato paste if you have any.
  10. Add a little water and allow it to boil till it looks like a stew.
  11. Add your fish and after 5 minutes, add the blended turkey berries (kwahu nsosoa) and stir.
  12. After some time, add the boiled chopped kontomire into the stew and stir till it mixes completely with the stew.
  13. Add salt and allow your stew to boil for some minutes.
  14. Thats it! Your stew is ready!!

Conclusion

Kontomire stew is a local Ghanaian stew that can be eaten with a lot of meals including rice, yam, and plantain, among others. It is delicious and can be cooked with various recipes.


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