International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
IVU logo
Recipes Around the World International Vegetarian Union
African Vegan Recipes
Contributed by Vegetarians and Vegans from around the world
Use these links to buy from amazon and IVU gets up to 10%!

Steamed Manioc (cassava) and plantain
from: Jeff Bryan - Texas, USA

The staple starches of central Africa, a great change from potatoes.

  • 1 kg manioc (cassava) tubers, available in most grocery stores.
  • 1 kg green plantain bananas.
Cut the manioc root into large (10 cm long) chunks, then peel, making sure to remove the inner skin (just under the thick brown outer skin).
Using a large knife, split the chunks lengthwise into halves, or quarters for very big pieces.

Cut the plantains into three equal pieces, and peel (this can be a pain, but use a knife to get the peel off.
Alternately, you can steam the plantain then remove the peel).
Add the manioc and plantain to a large pot in a steamer basket, or directly on the bottom of the pot.
Add 2 cm of water in the pot, and bring to a medium simmer.
Cover and steam for 40 minutes, remove and pile on a platter.

Goes well with anything that you would normally serve potatoes or rice with, and is very inexpensive to make.