NAMIBIAN KAPANA AND OSHIKUNDU

Season 2 Episode 8

Happy New Year Peeps!

It’s great to see you this new decade, welcome to Year 2020.

Our first post for the year will be on the Namibian traditional dishes; Kapana (Grilled Meat) and Oshikundu (Fermented drink).

Kapana

This is grilled meat that is cooked in open fire and is typically sold on the streets of Namibia, it is a delicacy you can’t resist.

Kapana

Ingredients

  • 1/2kg of meat
  • Chili pepper (powder)
  • Salt
  • Cooking oil

Method of Preparation

  1. Set up the grill either a charcoal grill or gas grill.
  2. Place the chunk of meat on the grill and cook till it is done and sprinkle cooking oil to it.
  3. Cut the meat into small pieces.
  4. Sprinkle salt and chilli powder on the meat.
  5. You can eat it with sauce.

Oshikundu

This is a traditional beverage drink that is made from millet (Yoruba: Jero; Hausa: Gero) and sorghum (Yoruba: Okababa; Hausa: Dawa; Igbo: Achara) flour through fermentation process.

Oshikundu drink

Ingredients

  • Millet flour
  • Sorghum flour
  • Water
  • Yeast

Method of Preparation

  1. Boil some quantity of water. Add the boiled water to the millet flour inside a container and allow to cool down.
  2. Add the sorghum flour to the cooled mixture.
  3. Add some quantity of water to the mixture and stir.
  4. After sometime, add yeast to boost fermentation process.
  5. Allow the mixture to remain overnight and it is ready to be served.


Written and edited by Ebenezer Oladokun

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