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Groundnut soup ( also known as Peanut soup)
Groundnuts( peanuts) play a basic role in some soup making in the typical West African Culture. The soup can be made with meat, poultry, fish and some vegetables. It can also be eaten with a variety of foods including fufu, rice, banku and kenkey ( local foods of Ghanaian culture)


  • 300 groundnut paste or peanut butter
  • 1-2 litres water
  • 2-3 onions
  • 400 g fresh tomatoes
  • 20 ml tomato puree
  • 1 medium size ginger
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 2-3 garden eggs
  • 1 tbs. hot chili powder
  • 200 g okro ( okra)
  • 1 kg soup meat


  • Put the groundnut paste or the peanut butter in a cooking pot and add a little bit of water.
  • Stir until it`s well mixed with the water and cook the mixture at low temperature ( It should be stirred constantly , to prevent it from burning.) for about half an hour. Let it cool down and remove evt. oil from the top.
  • Steam the meat with fine sliced onions for about 20 minutes.
  • Add the pepper, thyme, very fine crushed or sliced ginger, the bay leaves and let it cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Mix the groundnut paste or the peanut butter with the water ( peanut butter should be sift to get the rough particles out ) and add it to the steamed meat.
  • Add the tomatoes, okro and the garden eggs. ( if fresh tomatoes are used, blend after half an hour.) Cook it at low temperature, for at least 1-2 hours.( you will have running stomach, if the groundnut soup is not cooked well ) Stir it once in a while.
  • Serve with: yam, rice, fufu, potatoes, plantains, kenkey etc.


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