Tuo Zaafi (TZ) with okrosoup by Dagliga PS
Tuo Zaafi, also known as TZ is a very popular dish in northern Ghana. They eat it almost every day here. Many people are not used to eat anything else at all for dinner. TZ is also common in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger.
“Tuo” means stirring and “zaafi” means hot. Tuo Zaafi is commonly made with maize flour or millet flour and it is soft in nature and a little sticky when felt between the hands. It is normally eaten with any soup but most commonly with okrosoup. It has to be mentioned, that Ghanaians eat mostly with their hands, without using fork or knife.
Dagliga Primary School prepared TZ with okrosoup. It is now a harvest time, so they used fresh okro.
As all the food projects in Ghana (guided by Mondo’s volunteer Liina), Dagliga’s food project was filmed by a student. So he had a cooking lesson and a ICT lesson at the same time!
TZ with okrosoup were prepared by professional cooking teacher and assisted by her students.
Watch our educative film and find out how one of the most popular northern Ghana national dishes is made. Actually the whole process lasted for 3 hours, but the film is only 20 minute long!
After eating the staple food, TZ with okrosoup, we had Estonian sweet called halva (made from peanuts) for dessert. Ghanaians thought it was delicious but too sweet!
So, what do you have every day for dinner? Is it the same food every day or different ones?