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Gambian Dish: How to Prepare Superkanja


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SuperKanja is a nutritious Gambian okra stew that is typically served over rice. Both in the rural and urban areas, Gambians are fond of it. The meal comes in a variety of forms, but all of them use the same basic ingredients.

Typically, it consists of a fish and okra mixture that has been boiled in palm oil and garnished with pepper and onion. A few spices are additionally added to the stew for taste and color.

Here’s a list of everything you need to prepare this sumptuous Gambia dish called Superkanja

source: Access Gambia


  • 2 lbs lean beef
  • 2 cups of palm oil
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 lb smoked catfish or any fish
  • 2 lbs okra diced into small cubes
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking powder
  • 8 cups of water

How to prepare superkanja

  • Wash the meat thoroughly after cutting it into bits.
  • In a pot with adequate water, boil the meat and fish for 15 minutes. After that, take the fish out of the pit.
  • Mix thoroughly before adding okra dice, salt, onions, and pepper to the saucepan.
  • Add the palm oil after 15 minutes of cooking on medium heat.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes on low heat. sometimes stir
  • Re-add the fish to the saucepan, cover, and cook at a low temperature for 6–10 minutes.
  • If you’d like, you can also add crabs and shrimp to the dish.
  • Serve with fufu or white rice, depending on preference.

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