20 Popular African Foods

1: Thieboudienne- Made with fish, rice and tomato sauce, and may also include onions, carrots, cabbage, cassava and peanut oil.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

8: Fish calulu is a typical dish from Angola and São Tomé  Príncipe.

9: Briout – Sweet puff pastry from Morroco

9: Briout – Sweet puff pastry from Morroco

10: Fig roll – An ancient Egyptian pastry, filled with fig paste.

10: Fig roll – An ancient Egyptian pastry, filled with fig paste.

11:  Kelewele – Fried plantains seasoned with spices from Ghana.

11:  Kelewele – Fried plantains seasoned with spices from Ghana.

12:   Mandazi – A fluffy fried bread snack that is popular in East Africa.

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

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. 

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

20      Kenkey – A sourdough dumpling this is usually eaten with soup, stew or sauce.

Posted on January 10, 2015 and filed under African Culture, Education, Food, Fun Stuff, Useful Lists.