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Kisamvu, Tanzanian Recipe Exchange

Kisamvu, Tanzanian Recipe Exchange
Kisamvu, Tanzanian Recipe Exchange
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Recipe type: Soup
Author: Our pen pals in Tanzania
Some of our students, in keeping with our Around the World cooking theme this year have embarked upon a pen pal relationship with some girls in an orphanage in Tanzania (where Chef Courtenay visited this summer!) and they sent us this amazing recipe that Monday’s class made and devoured.
Ingredients
  • • 6 cups of kisamvu (chopped spinach can be substituted) combined with 3 cups of water
  • • 1 sliced medium onion
  • • 3 sliced fresh tomatoes
  • • 3 mince cloves of garlic
  • • 1 cup milk
  • • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • • stir 1/3 cup peanut butter with ½ cup water
Instructions
  1. Grind the kisamuu leaves (spinach). Combine with 3 cups of water, boil for 30 minutes.
  2. Place the pan over medium/high heat and warm the oil 1/3 cup about 2 minutes, add 1 onion, stir with oil until the onions become golden. Combine 3 sliced fresh tomatoes, add ½ mince cloves of garlic, and 2 teaspoons salt. Stir them together until soft.
  3. Mix them with kisamvu and it’s soup. Combine 1 cup milk and peanut butter. Stirring often until the process combined about 10 minutes.
  4. Serve with rice or ugali.