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Cuisine of Angola

Here are a few recipes of popular Angolan cuisine....

Palm Oil Beans

1 kg beans (approximately 2 lbs) 1 glass palm oil salt

Cook the beans until tender. Add the palm oil and salt. Simmer until the oil is cooked. Serve.

Fish Calulu

1 kg dried fish 1 kg fresh fish 1 large onion 3 medium large tomatoes kg okra 1 kg sweet potato leaves or spinach 3 cloves of garlic 2 glasses of palm oil 2 zucchini

Leave the dried fish in hot water for a while but not too long so that some of the salt remains. Season the fresh fish with garlic, salt, vinegar or preferably lemon.
In a sauce pan alternate layers of dried fish, fresh fish, sliced onion, sliced tomatoes, spinach or sweet potato leaves and sliced okra. Add the palm oil and simmer until everything is cooked.
Serve with a manioc flour pudding (funge) and palm oil beans. Serves 8.

Dried Meat Calulu

1 kg dried meat, 1 large onion, 3 medium large tomatoes, 2 cloves of garlic, kg okra, 2 zucchini, sweet potato leaves, palm oil

Place the dried meat in water and cook with garlic. When it is cooked, add the tomatoes, onion, zucchini, sweet potato leaves and palm oil. Serve with manioc flour pudding (funge) and palm oil beans.

Corn Funge

Corn Flour

Boil water. Slowly add the corn flour. Mix well until you get a consistent paste. Add as much flour as necessary to obtain the consistency. Serve with any fish or meat sauce.

Chicken Muamba

1 chicken, 1 large onion, 2 full cups of palm hash (product of the extraction of palm oil), 4 cloves of garlic, kg okra

Season the chicken with garlic, salt, black pepper, lemon or vinegar. Add the chopped onion, tomatoes and the palm hash. When the chicken is almost done, add the okra. When the okra is cooked, the muamba is ready to be served.
Serve with palm oil beans, funge or rice.

Mufete de Cacuso (Tilapia)

Tilapia, Salt

Onions, Pepper, Olive oil, Lemon, Vinegar, Salt

Season the fish with salt and oil. Grill in oven or over charcoal fire.

Sauce: Chop onion finely, add lemon juice, water, salt, pepper and oil.


Manioc Flour, Olive Oil, Water, Salt

Preparation: Mix manioc flour with olive oil, water and salt.
The grilled tilapia is served with the sauce and farofa, cooked manioc and palm oil beans.