A food fanatic once said, "One of the nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating". If you must devote some attention then the Ghanaian delicacy, Banku and Okro stew, is definitely worth the time.
Banku and Okro Stew is one of those dishes Ghanaians can't simply do without.
Follow these simple steps to prepare Banku and Okro Stew.
Ingredients for Banku
2 cups of Corn Dough
1 cup of Cassava Dough
1tspn of Salt
Ingredients for Okro Stew
2 cups of chopped Okra
1 pound beef(or any meat of your choice)
2 large onions
4 medium-sized tomatoes
Kpakpo shito pepper, Ginger, garlic
4 fingers of herrings
1 salted fish(momoni)
How to prepare Banku and Okro Stew (Okro Stew)
-Wash chopped beef and cowhide and place in a saucepan, add a little water and bring to a boil. Pour in blended mix of onion, ginger and garlic and steam for about 10 mins.
-Put chopped okro into another clean saucepan, add a cup of water and let it simmer for about 8 mins. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool.
-Now pour some palm oil into another saucepan. Fry salted fish for a while, then add sliced onions. Cook for about 3 mins
-Add blended kpakpo shito(pepper), ginger and garlic and allow to simmer for about 5 mins.
-Wash and chop tomatoes and add to the sauce.
-Wash your herrings and take out the bones, add to the sauce and let it simmer for about 8 mins.
-Now add your steamed beef, and cowhide (wele), stir and leave it for about
-Finally, put in your cooked okro and stir to mix evenly, reduce the heat and allow it to cook for about 5 mins. Add some salt to your preferred taste( be careful though because momoni is naturally salty. make sure you taste the sauce before adding more salt)
Now your Banku and Okro Stew is ready to be consumed. Dish it out into a Nice Bowl and serve with a chilled drink.