Ivorian food: the GARBA!


Ivorian food: the GARBA!

Food time !

Let us please our eyes and relish, while taking a look at the cooking of our Ivorian friends.

You know what I’m talking about: Garba time!

Popular Ivorian meal, the Garba (otherwise named Attiéké and fish) is generally sold by men in small street stalls, called Garbadromes. It consists of Attiéké (cassava semolina) and fried pieces of tuna with chopped onions, tomatoes and fresh peppers, sprinkled with cooking oil and seasoning powder (Cube Maggi). Garba is the quick and cheap meal of choice for young people of Abidjan. So every hour is good to eat it: consistent breakfast, lunch, dinner,..


Here comes the recipe, for two:

-1 Slice fresh tuna 300 g

-1 Attiéké ball (cassava couscous, which is easily found in exotic grocery stores)

-1 Small onion

-1 African pepper (optional)

– seasoning powder (One small Cube Maggi)

– Oil

– Salt and pepper

-1 Large handful of flour

Preparation :

-> Chop the pepper and reserve. Chop the onion and reserve.

-> Crumble coarsely the attiéké in a steam basket to rehydrate. Prepare it like couscous.

-> Add salt, pepper and flour to tuna and fry it five minutes on each side in hot oil.

-> On a big plate, spread the attiéké , sprinkle it with 3-4 tablespoons of the cooking oil, crumble the maggi cube over the entire surface of the dish, and mix well.

-> Distribute the onion on top. Lay the fried fish on it.

Submit chili apart.

-> And go! It’s even better when you eat it with your fingers!

And don’t forget to send us pictures of your tastiest Garba!

Auteur/Author: Aissatou GAYE

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