20 Popular African Foods 1: Thieboudienne- Made with fish, rice and tomato sauce, and may also include onions, carrots, cabbage, cassava and peanut oil. 2: Yassa - A spicy, marinated fish or poultry dish prepared with onions, lemon. 3: Jollof also called 'Benachin' meaning "one pot" in Wolof, it is a popular dish in many parts of West Africa. It said to have its roots in Gambia. 4: Domoda – Is a delicious peanut stew consisting of usually pumpkin or sweet potatoes and a saucy base. 5: Superkanja – a mix of okra, fish or meat, onions and peppers boiled together. 6: Mandazi – Mandazi is a doughnut snack that is deep fried that is popular in Kenya 7: Katxupa – is the national food of Cape Verde. It is a vegetable stew with root vegetables, beans, meat or fish. It can be eaten with a fish filled patty called pastels as well. 8: Fish calulu is a typical dish from Angola and São Tomé Príncipe. 9: Briout – Sweet puff pastry from Morroco 10: Fig roll – An ancient Egyptian pastry, filled with fig paste. 11: Kelewele – Fried plantains seasoned with spices from Ghana. 12: Mandazi – A fluffy fried bread snack that is popular in East Africa. 13: Sfenj – Donut cooked in oil then soaked in honey or sprinkled with sugar from North Africa 14: Nigerian puff puff – Sweet spongy, deep fried snack from Nigeria. 15: Koeksister - A South African syrup-coated doughnut in a twisted or braided shape (like a plait). 16: Romazava is considered the national dish of Madagascar, and each family makes their own version. It is a one-pot dish, usually eaten with rice for lunch or dinner. 17: Dholl puris is the most popular food in Mauritius. It is a fried thin bread stuffed with ground yellow split peas, and served in a pair with bean curry, atchar and chutney. 18: Funge – Is a popular side dish in Angola. It is a paste or porridge made out of cassava. 19: Rougaille is a popular Creole dish which is a tomato stew – particularly made with meat or fish, tomatoes, garlic, onion, and thyme. 20 Kenkey – A sourdough dumpling this is usually eaten with soup, stew or sauce. Posted on January 10, 2015 by Adamu Waziri and filed under African Culture, Education, Food, Fun Stuff, Useful Lists and tagged African Quiz.