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How to Prepare Tigua Degué, the National Dish of Mali

Tigua Degué is the national dish of Mali, a West African country.

It’s also a popular meal in Senegal, where it’s called Mafé.

It is typically made with chicken or meat (beef or lamb), veggies, and the trademark ingredient, peanut butter, and it is paired with white rice.

Ingredients for Tigua Degué
  • largely diced chicken with skin removed
  • 1 chopped large onion
  • finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 3 chopped tomatoes
  • tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 chopped celery stick
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into halves
  • 2 medium potatoes, cut into four pieces
  • 1 large sweet potato, cut into four pieces
  • shredded white or green cabbage
  • 1 diced green bell pepper
  • 1 green or red chili, to taste
  • water
  • Seasoning cube
  • Pepper and salt, to taste

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  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat and fry the chicken till slightly browned.
  • Set aside and fry the onions, garlic, celery, and bell pepper in the same pot.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, chili, and peanut butter.
  • Cook for a few minutes and then add the water, seasoning cubes and chicken pieces.
  • Allow to boil for about 10 minutes then add your veggies, salt and pepper
  • Allow to cook for 20 minutes, when thoroughly cooked, serve along with white rice.
How to Prepare Tigua Degué, the National Dish of Mali
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