African cuisine is gaining momentum on the global stage – or should we say the global kitchen. Thanks to social media platforms like Tiktok where traditional African recipes are going viral and capturing the hearts of many new people as well as YouTubers and other food creators are constantly sharing the beauty of African cuisine, there have never been more eyes on African cuisine neither have there ever been more people looking to try it out.
If you are one of these enthusiasts looking to try your hand at an African meal or simply looking for cooking inspiration, here are five recipes from the African continent you have to try this year.
Senegal’s Jollof Rice
Starting off with jolly rice but from the perspective of the Senegalese. Although it is often forgotten in the jollof rice great wars, Senegalese jollof rice is a favorite for many.
Mozambique’s Piri Piri Chicken
Known as Piri Piri chicken by tourists, the popular Mozambican dish Galinha à Zambeziana is chicken cooked with lime, pepper, garlic, coconut milk and Piri-Piri sauce that leaves you always wanting more.
Nigeria’s Egusi Soup
Nigerian cuisine is bursting with dishes one has to try but the country’s Egusi soup – made with melons and bitter leaves is one of the classic dishes that has established itself as a national favorite.
South Africa’s Cape Briyani
This South African Indian dish is a hearty and easy dish loved by many and it is easy to see why. This one-pot dish is perfect for large crowds as well as individual tasting and even though it came over from the East due to colonialism, it has earned its position as a favorite.
Malawi’s Chambo with Nsima
Malawian chambo is a type of fish that is endemic to Lake Malawi also known as Lake Nyasa. The dish is so popular that many Malawians feel comfortable eating it three times a day.