If you want the Nigerian Tomato Stew that caters to the traditional testbeds of the senior citizens in your life, this traditional tomato stew recipe is it!

Nigerian Tomato Stew Ingredients

For the traditional Nigerian Tomato Stew I prepared in the video below, you will need:

  • 7 plum tomatoes
  • 3 sweet peppers /paprika / tatashe
  • 10 lumps of beef
  • Habanero Peppers (to taste)
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 thumbsize fresh ginger
  • Scented vegetables, any of:
    • curry leaves
    • basil
  • Thyme
  • Seasoning cubes (beef flavour)
  • Black Pepper (optional)

Notes on the Nigerian Tomato Stew Ingredients

  1. The following tomatoes are the best for Nigerian tomato stew because they are not too tangy: Plum tomatoes, Roma tomatoes and Canary Islands tomatoes
  2. For protein you can use beef, lamb or goat meat when preparing traditional tomato stew. You can also use fish.
  3. For oil, it is best to use tasteless and odourless oil for the classic taste of Nigerian Tomato Stew.
  4. Scented vegetables are very important when preparing traditional tomato stew. My first option is curry leaves, if you live outside Nigeria, use basil, the one known as sweet basil. In the video below, I also added cilantro simply because the shop had only one pack of basil the day I went to buy some so I also bought cilantro to increase the amount of green vegetables in the stew.

Tools and utensils you’ll need

The following are some great kitchen equipment I used in preparing the tasty stew:

Spice grinder for grinding the spices and herbs to make the best marinade: Buy it and other ingredient at www.shopafricausa.com  

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