THE REPUBLIC OF CHAD

SEASON 3 EPISODE 13

The Republic of Chad is a Central African country which is land-locked sharing borders with Libya to the north, Central African Republic to the south, Sudan to the east, Niger to the west and Nigeria and Cameroon to the south-west.

The capital city of Chad is N’Djamena and the official languages are French and Arabic. They have a population size of over 16 million people.

On today’s episode of Learn Africa, we’d be checking out 2 foods that are been eaten in the Republic of Chad.

DARABA

This is a traditional meal eaten in Chad that is made from okra, sweet potatoes, vegetables.

Daraba

Ingredients

  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped okra
  • Diced sweet potatoes
  • Vegetables
  • Peanut butter
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chili pepper
  • Salt
  • Seasonings
  • Water

Method of Preparation

  1. Add water to a cooking pot and place on heat and boil.
  2. Add vegetables, sweet potatoes and allow to cook.
  3. Add the seasoning, salt, pepper, okra, tomatoes and allow to cook for half an hour.
  4. Add the peanut butter to the mixture and stir it well while it simmers for sometime.
  5. Allow the mixture to thicken while on heat and put off the heat.
  6. Your meal is ready to be served and eaten with rice, plantain.

PEANUT SAUCE

This sauce is made from peanut butter and is mostly eaten with rice.

Peanut Sauce with Chicken

Ingredients

  • Peanut butter 
  • Tomato paste
  • Water
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Palm oil
  • Salt

Method of Preparation

  1. Place a pot on heat and add some quantity of palm oil.
  2. Add some cayenne pepper and stir.
  3. Add the peanut butter to the mixture with water and stir.
  4. After forming a sauce, add the tomato paste and stir well.
  5. Add salt to the mixture and cook over heat for some minutes.
  6. Add chicken, meat or fish the sauce if you wish and serve.

Written and edited by Ebenezer Oladokun

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