Mozambican Cuisine

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Bolo Polana

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(Mozambican)

Bolo Polana is a Mozambican dessert made of cashew and potato. Polana is the name of a neighborhood in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital. This cake is a great example of the combination of Portuguese and Mozambique ingredients. The unique combination of cashews and potatoes yields an ...

09:47PM December 17, 2018 - by: itisclaudio

Matapa

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(Mozambican)

Matapa is a typical Mozambican dish, prepared with young cassava leaves, which are usually ground in a large wooden mortar and pestle before cooked with garlic, onion and coconut milk. Many "Matapa" dishes add cashew nuts, crab or shrimp and can be eaten with bread, ...

06:37PM December 18, 2018 - by: itisclaudio

Ncima

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(Mozambican)

Ncima is Mozambican dish eaten by locals as its staple dish on an almost daily basis. The dish is ground maize boiled with water until it turns into a thick porridge. It is best served with stewed meat and can be garnished with some greens ...

05:55PM December 17, 2018 - by: itisclaudio

Paozinho

Paõ

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(Mozambican)

Pao as they are popularly called can be found almost everywhere in Mozambique. They are bread rolls typically made in wood–fired ovens and the texture is quite light and fluffy. You would enjoy it most when it is straight out of the oven, warm and ...

08:49PM December 17, 2018 - by: itisclaudio

Piri Piri Sauce

Piri-piri Sauce, Peri Peri

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(Mozambican) (Portuguese)

Piri piri sauce is traditionally made with sweet pimento peppers as well as spicy chiles, and often contains garlic as well as onions, occasionally some herbs, and usually a splash of lemon, vinegar, or even whiskey. All these ingredients are mixed together and can be ...

06:20PM December 17, 2018 - by: itisclaudio