How to Cook Caterpillars-Mopane worms

Caterpillars are a tasty African delicacy. They can be eaten as a snack or served with Nshima (pap) as relish. Here is a recipe on how to cook caterpillars.

How to Cook Caterpillars


1 cup of caterpillars (Mopane worms)

1 medium sized tomato (diced)

1 medium sized onion (chopped)

Half a green pepper (chopped)


3 tablespoons cooking oil



Soak the Caterpillars in hot water for at least 5-7 minutes

Add 3 tablespoons of cooking oil in a frying pan and heat it

Put the Caterpillars on the pan and fry. You can also add some salt

Continue to fry until they become crunchy. This can take about 7-10 minutes depending on the heat

Add some onion

Continue to fry till the onions begin to brown a little

Then add the tomatoes and fry until the tomatoes are cooked

The caterpillars is now ready to serve with Nshima. Enjoy!

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