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Pondu (Cassava Leaves) recipe
Prep Time
10min
Cook Time
1hr 15min
Total Time
1hr 25min

A traditional Congolese dish made with cassava leaves, various vegetables, and pilchard in tomato sauce, symbolizing a connection to African heritage and family memories.

Ingredients

4 Servings

Main

  • 1
    Pack Frozen Cassava Leaves
  • 1
    Large Marrow
  • 1
    Medium Onion
  • 1
    Green Bell Pepper
  • 5
    Spring Onion
  • 1
    Large Leek
  • 1
    Aubergine
  • 5
    Garlic Cloves
  • 3cup
    Water
  • 2
    Chicken Stock Cubes
  • 1tbsp
    Liquid Maggi
  • 100mL
    Oil
  • 1/2tsp
    Nutmeg
  • 1tbsp
    All Purpose Seasoning
  • 1can
    Pilcher in Tomato Sauce

How to make Pondu (Cassava Leaves)

Cooking Pondu

  1. Wash cassava leaves thoroughly.

  2. Blend all the veggies but set aside 1/2 onion.

  3. Add the cassava leaves in a pot followed by blended veggies, water, 1 stock cube, liquid Maggi, oil, and nutmeg then bring to a medium heat for 30 to 45 minutes. Do not let the water dry out. Add more if needed.

  4. Then, add remaining onion, Pilchard, stock cube and all purpose seasoning, simmer for another 35 min, still making sure it has enough water.

  5. Enjoy with rice or fufu and chicken with a pili pili or a whole scotch bonnet 😅

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Recipe by

Elvira Antonio Vetukela

(@bellyfullcook_)

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