African Peanut Stew

African Peanut Stew

26 April 2023

Looking for a hearty and flavorful vegetarian stew that's perfect for chilly autumn evenings? This African Peanut Stew is just what you need. Packed with aubergine, mushrooms, cabbage, and a rich peanut butter sauce, this stew is bursting with delicious and nutritious ingredients that will fill you up and keep you warm. The blend of spices adds depth and complexity to the dish, while the whole peanuts and fresh coriander give it a satisfying crunch and pop of freshness.

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Cooking Time

30 minutes


1tbsp oil

1 red onion - halved then thinly sliced

3 cloves garlic - minced

1 medium aubergine - cut into 1 inch chunks

200g mushrooms - diced

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1tsp ground cumin

100g white or green cabbage - cut into 1cm strips

400g tin chopped tomatoes

1 1/2 tbsp peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)

250ml vegetable stock

4tbsp peanuts

4tbsp fresh coriander - chopped


1Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the red onion, garlic, and aubergine, and sauté for a few minutes until softened.

2 Add the mushrooms, cumin, coriander, paprika, and cayenne pepper, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3 Add the shredded cabbage and cook until it wilts and can be easily stirred into the mixture.

4 Add the chopped tomatoes, peanut butter, and vegetable stock, and stir gently until the peanut butter is fully incorporated. Simmer for a few minutes until the vegetables are cooked and the sauce has thickened to your desired consistency.

5 Stir in the whole peanuts and fresh coriander before serving. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6 Serve hot with rice or couscous, if desired.

Whether you serve it with rice or couscous, or enjoy it on its own as a snack, this stew is sure to become a new fall favorite in your recipe collection. 

This African Peanut Stew is a delicious and filling vegetarian dish that's perfect for autumn. With a flavorful blend of spices and creamy peanut butter, it's sure to warm you up from the inside out. Make a batch for meal prep or enjoy it as a cozy dinner.

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