How to Cook Impwa-Eggplant Recipes

Impwa is a type of eggplants called Garden egg. It is an important crop in several African countries and is indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa. It is a small, white fruit with a teardrop or roundish shape that is valued for its bitterness. It can be used in stews and eaten raw  Today, we are going to learn how to cook Impwa the Zambian way.

Impwa is mainly served with nshima and another protein dish.

There are several methods on how to cook Impwa.  Here is one method which is frying.


Impwa (2 cups)

Cooking oil

1 medium tomato (diced)

1 medium onion (diced)



1. Cut the Impwa into a desired size (in half or 4 pieces)

2. Put 4-5 tablespoons cooking oil on a pan and heat it

3. Add the impwa and fry for about 10 minutes or until it is tender

4. Add the onions and continue frying. When the onions have sauteed, add the tomatoes and some salt to taste.

5. Continue frying until the tomatoes are cooked.

6. Ready to serve



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