Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Magic in a Pot

I hate to let this culinary masterpiece secret out of the bag, but due to readers' demands, I have published the Bello family recipe of "Nigerian stew".  It will be great on those cold winter days that you all are expecting in the near future!

to eat = yitya   
to cook = pheka
tasty food = ukutya okunencasa 

1 kg of chicken pieces (inkuku)
1.5 onions, chopped (itswele)
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 potatoes, cubed (itapile)
2 carrots, sliced
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon clove
1/2 teaspon pepper (ipepile)
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 chicken stock cube
salt to taste (ityuwa)
green pepper, celery (imifuno)

-Heat some oil in a pot and brown chicken.
-Remove chicken.  Add onion and garlic to the oil and saute.
-Add tomatoes and fry for a few minutes.
-Add potatoes, carrots, spices, and about 1/2 cup of water.  Bring to a boil.
-Return the chicken to the pot and reduce heat to simmer.
-Simmer until veggies and chicken are done, adding water when necessary.
-Add any other chopped vegetables (green pepper, celery, etc.)
-You may also want to experiment with chili flakes depending on the strength of your curry.

Serve with rice.

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