Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Zambian Meal

What I really liked about Zambian cuisine is the use of corn, the staple, to create a very unique bread n'shima. It is neither rolled nor baked but cooked as a thick porridge in water. It is used as the spoon to scoop up the sides that flavor it.


The beans are the most popular side to the n'shima. They are not made with an elaborate gravy loaded with spices but cooked along with tomatoes and onions with sparingly used spices. I made tomato gravy in case we felt the need for something with liquid in it. Golabjamoun for dessert was my biggest surprise. Though it looks like the Indian gulab jamoon it is nothing like it. This golabjamoun is made with sweet potato. It is normally deep fried but I cooked it in my aebleskiver pan to avoid the fat and keep the flavor.


I did not use any new ingredients for this meal. I used known ingredients in a different way. The corn meal used in Zambia is not available locally so I used Mexican masa, it is coarse but it gives the n'shima a yellowish hue which you would not see if you were eating n'shima in Zambia.


Here are the recipes for the dishes on the menu
And for dessert




This is my entry for the letter Z for BM #44 for the theme Around the world in 30 Days. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#44.





15 comments:

  1. You out together a nice choice of dishes for this Zambian meal.

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  2. Varadha throught this marathon you have served us elaborate meals. .which have been very well planned. Kudos. You rock and beat us all.

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  3. That's such a fantastic meal you got there Varada. Kudos on doing so many meals from each country. I really enjoyed all your posts and appreciate the hard work that's gone into this edition..

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  4. what a way to end your ride Varada, i truly got inspired by your organised approach and meticulous planning, really hats off for the consistency, having tried a few full meals my self, i know the pains of putting this up daily...this meal is perfect way to round it up...cannot wait to run more marathons with you

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  5. You never failed to amaze me Varada, u simply rocked with your elaborate meal and you have finished this Mega marathon just simply awesome, well planned to each and every country. Coming to this Zambian meal, those golab jamun looks absolutely stunning, i can munch some rite now.

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  6. That is one well composed Zambian meal. It was a pleasure running the marathon with you. All your meals were well thought of and very beautifully presented.

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  7. Good one, Varada. It was a pleasure to run the marathon with you and you have amazed me with your planning and organization skills and making a complete meal for all the countries. Kudos!!

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  8. Zambian meal looks so healthy and colourful

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  9. Superb meal Varada and enjoyed doing this marathon with you. You amazed us all with your spreads each day and all of them very so good!

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  10. You rocked the marathon with your exotic meal platter and hats off to your patience :) It was a pleasure doing a marathon with you and wat an delicious platter to end with :)

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  11. You rocked this marathon series.You researched, planned and executed all the meals so wonderfully that I kept wondering what you are going to come up with each day. It was a pleasure running this marathon with you.

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  12. lady you are amazing with these complete meal elaborate spreads you did for every country. What an accomplishment. You should be proud

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  13. You have worked so hard for this marathon and did such a wonderful job . Loved all your meals

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  14. Varada all through this marathon you have served such delicious, well planned and researched meals. Its all done so beautifully, Loved each and every dish Thanks a lot for showing what planning and sticking to the plan can help achieve.

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