Recipe Thursday: How to make Oshingali, a Namibian Black- eyed mashed beans Delicacy


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Africa and indeed the African Diaspora is the home of very delicious, classic and even spiritual meals. At ILoveAfrica, we love to share very exotic meal recipes from all over the continent, and today we have Oshingali, a mashed beans delicacy, popular in Namibia.

Oshingali or black-eyed mashed bean is a popular Oshiwambo traditional dish that is rich in nutrition. It has a rich creamy texture and also very tasty. Oshingali is served drizzled in Marula oil and Served with pap. This recipe requires time and patience, but in the end, you get a healthy meal rich in protein and carbohydrate.

Ingredients for Oshingali

Black- eyed beans
Warm water
1 ½ of salt Cooking oil

Recipe Thursday: How to make Oshingali, a Namibian Black- eyed mashed beans Delicacy
Black eyed beans


The Cleaning

  1. Sort out your beans, remove any foreign objects like rocks, sand, other grains etc. and put them into a clean bowl.
  2. Pour the water into the beans immediately all the other left over foreign object will form up at the top remove them and the not so good quality beans also form up at the top and remove them
  3. Wait for 3-5 min for the beans to sock and using your hand rub through the beans removing the peels. But doing so you also start removing the peel from the bowl, this process also require you to keep removing and adding new water until the beans are well cleaned.

Recipe Thursday: How to make Oshingali, a Namibian Black- eyed mashed beans Delicacy
The Cooking

  1. Add a 1 litre of water into a pot, then 1 ½ spoon of Salt.
  2. Add 4 spoon of cooking oil and then pour in the cleaned bean
  3. Cook for 45-60 min
  4. Avoid to stir the pot on the first 30 min to prevent the burn under
  5. Once soft and well-cooked mash the bean together using a wooden spoon.
  6. Pour Marula oil or Marula Kernel Paste and Enjoy

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