Damol-Tindongo School prepared “tubani” with beans leaves

What did you have for your school lunch yesterday? The students from Damol-Dindongo Primary School prepared their national dish “tubani” with beans leaves for their lunch.

Our cooking team

As every Mondo’s food project in Ghana is filmed and snapped by a student (ICT lesson also!), Moses took photos and made short videos of our food project.

Moses filming with the tablet

First of all, we made a plan.

A plan on how to prepare local food – GƆYA (tubani) by Damol-Tindongo Health Club


Item code Input description Quantity Freq. Unit cost(GHC) Total cost(GHC)
1 Millet 1 bowl 1 7.00 7.00
2 Salt ½ tea cup 1 0,20 p 0,20 p
3 Pepper 1 tea cup 1 0,50 p 0,50 p
4 Beans leaves 1 calabash 1
5 Sheabutter Four balls 1 0,50 p 2.00
6 Salt bitter ½ tea cup 1 0,20 p 0,20 p
7 Water 3 cups 1
Grand total: 8,40 GHC 9,90 GHC

First activity (ITEMS)

  1. Millet
  2. Beans leaves
  3. Salt
  4. Pepper
  5. Sheabutter
  6. Saltbitter

Second activity (STEPS)

  1. Grind the millet into powder (flour);
  2. Pound the beans leaves to took very soft;
  3. Mix the flour with the pounded beans leaves;
  4. Add water;
  5. Add salt bitte;
  6. Stir for a thorough mix;
  7. Fist/mould the mixture into shapes;
  8. Prepare a pot and pour small water in the bottom;
  9. Place grass on the water in the bottom of the pot;
  10. Put the shapes on the grass in the pot and close it;
  11. Put the pot with the shapes on fire;
  12. Allow it to boil for 30 minutes and your GƆYA (tubani) is ready for consumption.

And then we prepared the food. Watch the 13minute film and learn how to make tubani – our national dish that we eat almost every day for lunch!

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