7 traditional Ghanaian dishes you need to try

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7 traditional Ghanaian dishes you need to try

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Traditional Ghanaian dishes you need to try

In Ghana, people put in a lot of effort to put together their meals.

Usually, Ghanaians use the ingredients which are prominent in tropical areas. Some of these include corn, beans, millet, plantains, and cassava.

7 traditional Ghanaian dishes you need to try

This is a rice meal originally from Senegal. It is prepared with tomato sauce and served with meat or fish. People add salad and fried plantain as well. There is plenty of debate online ass to which West-African country serves the best jollof. This is a national favourite that can be found in most restaurants or dished out by street vendors at affordable prices.

7 traditional Ghanaian dishes you need to try

This is also a rice dish. The recipe is mainly rice and beans. Waakye is one meal that will introduce you to a lot of Ghanaian flavours and spice. This is because the main dish is served with other sides such as fried plantain, garri (grated cassava), spaghetti and avocado.

7 traditional Ghanaian dishes you need to try

Kenkey is a corn-based staple, that is made by moulding fermented corn dough into balls and wrapping them around drying corn leaves, which are then boiled. Kenkey is served with hot pepper sauce, fried fish, octopus, crabs or any other seafood of your choice. This is delicacy of the Accra people.

7 traditional Ghanaian dishes you need to try

Banku is similar to kenkey. The difference is that cassava dough is added to the corn dough to make this meal. It is also not wrapped in a cornhusk. When you see fish being grilled on the streets it is often spiced tilapia. It complements banku, which is eaten with very hot pepper, diced tomatoes and onions. Banku is one of the main dishes of the people who live by the Ghanaian coast.

7 traditional Ghanaian dishes you need to try

Fufu is made by pounding a mixture of boiled cassava and plantains into a soft sticky paste which is eaten with light soup. Even though many use cassava and plantain, one can use yam and other tuber crops for this dish.

7 traditional Ghanaian dishes you need to try

Tuo Zaafi is made by cooking corn dough and adding a little cassava. It is served with stew and nutritious herbs like ayoyo leaves.

7 traditional Ghanaian dishes you need to try

Omo Tuo (or rice balls) is moulded rice and served with a variety of soups. It is seen as a great accompaniment to many dishes like fufu.

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