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In Photos: The 8 African Dishes That Will Complete Your Holiday Season

One of the things we always look forward to during the holiday season is feasting on delicious food surrounded by family and friends. These tasty and salivating African dishes usually find themselves on the feast tables of many African homes during Christmas season.

Surf through the variety below before they get cold.

Rice meals

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Jollof rice

Christmas without rice meals in an African home just doesn’t sound right. Be it Jollof or rice with stew, it’s always guaranteed a rice meal will be part of the menu of an African Christmas feast.


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Injera — Photo Credit:

Christmas in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia won’t be complete without feasting on some spicy and delicious injera! Why not try it if you’re looking for some variety on your holiday menu this year?



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Matoke — Photo Credit:

This dish is very popular in Uganda and Rwanda. Matoke is prepared using green bananas. It is cooked and then mashed or pounded. It is usually eaten with chicken, meat or dry fish sauce steamed in banana leaves.

Nyama choma

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It’s totally unacceptable to celebrate Christmas in most East African countries without feasting on some delicious nyama choma (grilled meat).


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Eba with okra and fresh fish stew — Photo Credit:

Enter a Nigerian home this Christmas and you’re likely going to see eba with stew/soup adorned with assorted meat or seafood on the menu.


Glazed gammon

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Glazed gammon — Photo Credit:

This is a very popular Christmas dish in South Africa and it’s surely worth a try if you’re a pork lover!

Muamba de galinha

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Moamba de Galinha — Photo Credit:

Made with chicken and palm oil, Muamba de Galinha is a very popular dish in Angola. You can take a look at the recipe here just in case you want to try it out this holiday season.

Fufu with soup or banku

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Fufu with light soup — Photo Credit: Yaw Pare

The holidays in Ghana can never ever be fulfilling without feasting on some delicious fufu or banku!

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Banku with okro soup — Photo Credit:

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