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ifisashi nshima
Ifisashi & Nshima
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Ifisashi is a traditional vegetarian dish from Zambia that is prepared with spinach and peanuts. It is typically served with nshima.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: African, Vegan, Vegetarian, Zambian
Servings: 6 people
Author: Vera Abitbol
Ingredients
For the ifisashi
  • 1 lb peanuts , roasted
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 2 tomatoes , diced
  • ½ lb pumpkin , diced
  • 1 lb spinach leaves
  • 5 leaves green cabbage , finely chopped
  • 1 sweet potato , diced
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt
  • Pepper
For the nshima
  • 4 cups maize flour (or millet flour)
  • 8 cups water
Instructions
Ifisashi
  1. Sauté onion for a few minutes over medium heat.
  2. Add tomatoes and peanuts.
  3. After a few minutes, add all the vegetables and the water.
  4. Cook for 10 minutes over high heat.
  5. Lower to medium / low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring regularly until liquid is reduced.
Nshima
  1. Boil water and salt in a large pot.
  2. Reduce heat to medium / high and gradually pour in the flour into the simmering water, avoiding lumps. If necessary, use a hand mixer.
  3. Stir constantly until thickened.
  4. Continue cooking over low heat for 3 to 4 minutes by continuing to stir the dough until it reaches the consistency of a thick, smooth and slightly elastic dough.

  5. Form ball or torpedo-shaped rolls.