Lumanda with Pounded Groundnuts

Lumanda is a vegetable very popular in Zambia. It is a very tasty dish among Zambian recipes. It has a natural sour taste which contributes to it’s delicious taste especially if prepared with powdered groundnuts.

Lumanda in English is known as Hibiscus sadbiriffa, well…that is the scientific name.  It has plenty health benefits which include  controlling hypertension due to phyto nutrients called anthocyanins according to an article here.

Today we are going to learn how to cook Lumanda with groundnuts. We are also going to incorporate how to cook it with cooking oil for those that do not like it with groundnuts.

The most popular recipe is normally the one prepared with groundnuts because it is one of the rich and tasty Zambian traditional recipes.

How to prepare Lumanda with groundnuts

Here is the recipe;

 

Lumanda and powdered groundnuts

Ingredients

Lumanda vegetables

1 medium chopped tomato

1/2 cup pounded groundnuts

1/4 teaspoon soda

Some salt

A bit of water

Instructions

1. Remove the  leaves from the stems and wash

2. Add the leaves in the pot with 1/4 teaspoon soda and a bit of water. Boil for some 3 minutes

3. Add the chopped tomato and the powdered groundnuts and begin to stir continuously

4. Continue stirring for at least 30-40 minutes to ensure the powdered groundnuts are fully cooked

5 . It is now ready to serve

 

With cooking oil

You will need;

Ingredients

Lumanda vegetables

1 medium chopped tomato

1/2 tablespoon cooking oil

Some salt

 

Instructions

1. Remove the  leaves from the stems and wash

2. Add the leaves in the pot

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3. Add the chopped tomato, cooking oil and salt and let it boil for about 10 minutes stirring from time to time.

4. When the tomatoes are cooked and the lumanda is soft, it is ready to serve.

5 . Serve with nshima.

 

Lumanda is best enjoyed with nshima and another protein dish such as grilled fish or chicken.

Enjoy!

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