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INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings)
4 3 tsp vegetable oil
2 tsp butter
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tsp garlic, crushed
2 tsp ginger, peeled & grated
2 tsp cumin, ground
2 tsp coriander, ground
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 tin coconut milk

1 cup beef stock
800g beef chuck, cut into cubes with the bone on
Salt and black pepper
2 green bananas, peeled and cut into 4 pieces each
Coriander, fresh & chopped


Ndizi Na Nyama
This dish originates from the Arusha part of Tanzania, which is located under the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is mainly cooked by the farmers in this area during winter as it gets very cold and during this time, there is nothing better than a nice thick meat stew to warm them up.


For Place a casserole pot over a medium heat and add the oil and butter. Once the butter has melted, add the onion, garlic and ginger and fry until the onions are soft. Then add the coriander and cumin spices, and fry for a further 5 minutes, untilt he aromas begin to appear.
Add the tomatoes, cocconut milk and beef stock and season with salt and pepper and bring to the boil. Once it has been brought up to a boil, add the meat and keep on a medium heat. Allow the meat to simmer in the sauce for around 40 minutes, or until the meat is soft.
After 40 minutes, add the chopped green bananas and cook for a further 20 minutes or until the bananas are soft. Do not cook the bananas until they are too soft or they will break apart in the stew.
Once cooked, add the chopped corainder, add salt and pepper for seasoning and serve with mealie pap and a small side salad.




The Lihawu Restaurant is situated in the Royal Villas in the Ezulwini Valley of Swaziland. Accommodation options are available for diners.
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