Beans cakes with stew by Yakoti PS

Usually is Ghanaian national dish “tobani” (beans flour cakes) eaten with sheaoil and pepper but Yakoti Primary School wanted to prepare “tobani” with stew.

It is the same dish as “tubani” or “toubani”, different villages call it just differently.

There are some photos about our food project below.

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Our camera-man with Mondo donated tablet.
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Grass and leaves are used in preparing “tobani”
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Cooking place is ready
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Cakes are cooked by steaming
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“Tobani” is ready now, removing the leaves
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Cooks are presenting: stew and beans cakes
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Bon appetit! Head isu! Nayen song ka la sigi!

 

Video tells more than photos, so watch our video too!

 

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Ghanaian dish “kanzagma” of beans by Gane-Asonge PS

The students and teachers from Gane-Asonge Primary School prepared Ghanaian national dish called “kanzagma” using beans.

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Our cooking team

Local people don’t eat “kanzagma” every day, it is a meal that they make for special guests.

Ingredients needed for “kanzagma” we prepared:

  • beans;
  • water;
  • salt bitter;
  • groundnut oil;
  • “yahzi” if you like  (made from “kulikuli” which gotten from groundnut);
  • one onion;
  • pepper and salt.

Instead of a blender we used our “local blender” called “atta aueia”  – “woman power blender” as our teachers named it.

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Local blender

First of all you have to put the beans into water for 30 minutes, after that you can grind them.

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Beans in the water; grinding the beans and already ground beans.
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Students grinding the beans

Watch our video and find out how simple but delicious dish of beans is prepared:

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Seasoning
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Our “kanzagma” of beans is ready

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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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