- Recipe from Guinea (West Africa)
From: Um Safia
Kansiyé is a stew which is served with rice - this version uses lentils instead of beef. This is a delicious traditional dish in Guinea & is easy to make. Time to make doesn't include soaking time.
- 8 ounces green lentils
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon thyme
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 vegetable stock cube
- 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1/8 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- cooked rice, to serve
Soak lentils in lenty of cold water for at least 2 hours. Rinse & drain,.
Brown onion, salt, pepper, thyme, garlic, parsley and clove.
Combine tomato sauce and 1 cup water, add to lentils mixture and stir well. Dilute peanut butter in remaining cup of water and add to mixture.
Cook over medium heat for 1 hour, or until lentils are soft. You may need to add a little extra water / stock.
Serve hot over the cooked rice.