Domoda recipe

October issue

What about having domoda for lunch today?

Domoda is a delicious groundnut stew mixed with spices, meat (also chicken or fish) and vegetables. It is very famous food in The Gambia and Senegal. If they prepare it less spicy, it is also number one choice for many visitors of The Gambia.

Check out the recipe!

Ingredients (lunch for 4 people)

  • rice
  • 2 onions
  • 4 hot peppers
  • 2 carrots
  • 4 potatoes
  • tomato paste
  • 4 fresh tomatoes
  • peanut paste or butter
  • beef or chicken or fish
  • oil
  • salt, black pepper, garlic, mixed seasoning


Clean and cut meat in pieces.

Chop onions and other vegetables.

Heat oil in a large pot. Brown the onions and then add meat.

When the meat is brown, add all remaining ingredients, (including any other vegetables you are using) except peanut butter. Add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until everything is done / tender. (twenty minutes or so).

Stir in the peanut butter. Adjust water if needed. Continue to simmer on a low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring often.

The dish is ready when the sauce is thick. Some of the oil from the peanut butter will separate and float to the top. It may be partially removed, if desired.

If you want to have it with fish, you need to steam the fish together with blended onion, pepper, fresh tomato and lemon. After 10 min take the fish out and follow the recipe. When the meal is served, you add the fish on the top or on the side.

Domoda is served with rice or couscous.Please note, that there are also other ways of preparing domoda.

Enjoy your meal!


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