Cooking in Kinshasa

Now that I am in Kinshasa, the produce that is available is even more limited than it was in Kampala. I am learning to cook the standard Congolese fare, but I also like to change things up because experimenting and trying new things is what makes cooking fun. So I am learning new recipes with the foods that are available. Here is another list of recipes that I am building. Like my other lists, it will grow over time!

Savoury:

Amaranthus Potatoes Curry by vahrehvah.com I prepare this without the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and green chilly and it still turns out well.

Easy Pinto Beans from Scratch by minimalistbaker.com This recipe has nice Mexican-inspired flavours.

 

Sweet:

Lemon Cake by preppykitchen.com I only prepared the cake part without frosting or filling and it was still delicious.

Pumpkin Bread by onceuponachef.com I prepared this without ground cloves and it was still delicious. I’m also not sure if what I used was technically a pumpkin, but the flavour and consistency is similar. Instead of canned pumpkin puree, I cut up the fresh pumpkin/squash, boiled it until tender, and then mashed it up.

 

Other:

Easy Homemade Bread Recipe by liluna.com I have been baking two batches (4 loaves) every week since self-isolation began so that we don’t have to go out and buy bread every few days. It turns out every time!

Easy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by inspiredtaste.net I season it with curry and a dash of chili powder. This is now my go-to recipe whenever we have a pumpkin or squash since seeds are so healthy and I haven’t found seeds sold here.

 

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