Africa is a large continent with diverse culture, so is it’s cuisine. Here are ten foods popularly eaten across Africa.
Very popular in West Africa, it is made by boiling starchy food crops like cassava, yams or cooking plantains and then pounding them into a dough-like consistency
A form of fried bread, taken in sweet or savoury form, popular in East Africa
A sourdough-risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture, popular in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia
4. Jollof rice
The most popular rice dish in West Africa, the most common basic ingredients are rice, tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, salt and red pepper
A mixture of herbs, oil, lemon juice, pickled lemons, garlic, cumin, and salt very popular in North Africa
6.Nyama Choma/ Braaivleis /Mechoui
Many different names and cooking techniques, but meat roast over charcoal is popular all over the continent
Made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a popular alternative to rice and pasta in North Africa.
A popular West African starchy carbohydrate made from pounded and fermented cassava tubers
A fresh tomato and onion salad dish popular in the cuisines of Madagascar, East Africa and the African Great Lakes region.
A spicy shish kebab-like skewered meat delicacy in West Africa.