Common Ghanaian food for lunch – “kanzagma”

Gorug Primary School prepared national Ghanaian dish “kanzagma”. It is made from millet flour and beans leaves and steamed. “Kanzagma” is a light meal and commonly eaten for lunch.

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We are ready for cooking!

For preparing “kanzagma” you need:

– millet flour;
– beans leaves;
– salt bitter
– sheaoil and pepper for taste;
– pot (and grass and net) for steaming;
– “blender” for smashing beans leaves;
– calabash for shaking.

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All you need for preparing “kanzagma”
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Ready “kanzagma” in calabash and one of the cooks.

Want to know how our national dish is prepared? Watch short video below and find out!

There was also a performance after cooking. Students and teachers clapped their hands, sang and danced three different dances wearing colourful costumes.

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Teachers dancing Ghanaian national dance
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After cooking and dancing – BON APPETIT!

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Ghanaian dish “nkanzagma” by Yakoti JHS

Yakoti Junior High School prepared Ghanaian national dish “nkanzagma”

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Us!
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Little helper from kindergarten!

“Nkanzagma” is a dish prepared mainly from millet flour and cooked by steaming. It is a delicious light meal for lunch.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • ½ bowl of millet flour
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  • Cooking oil
  • White beans leaves

Method

  1. Wash and pound beans leaves
  2. Add salt-bitter and water
  3. Mix thoroughly and squeeze out beans leaves
  4. Sprinkle the mixture on the flour and mix well
  5. Put cooking pot on fire and spread with net or clean leaves/grasses
  6. Put mixture in a calabash or shallow rubber and roll till smaller balls are formed
  7. Spread them on the net or clean grasses and allow the steam to cook it
  8. Serve with oil and pepper hot or cold.

Very important part of the procedure is shaking/rolling the mixture to form small balls.

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Shaking the mixture in calabash

Here’s our video! Have a nice 7 minutes with us!

 

NAYEN SONG KA LA SIGI! (Nabt)

BON APPETIT! (English)

HEAD ISU! (Estonian)

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