Makonde
 
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A corn and bean recipe from East Africa with three variations
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: African
Serves: 6-8 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cup dried kidney beans
  • 1 ½ cup dried corn (maize) substitute with 2 ½ cups frozen or fresh corn if you don’t have dried.
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp tumeric
  • 1 hot chili pepper, chopped fine
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
For the spicy version add the following to the above:
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
Instructions
  1. Soak the dried beans and maize in water over night or for at least 5 hours.
  2. Drain and rinse
  3. Put beans and maize in a large heavy bottom pot and cover with water.
  4. Add the chopped vegetables
  5. Add the spices and remaining ingredients (except the salt)
  6. Simmer over low to medium heat until beans and maize are soft
  7. Add salt to taste
  8. Serve with rice
Recipe by Food For The Soul at http://foodforthesoul.opare.net/makonde-kidney-beans-and-maize/