MY MAGAZINE
READ ALL ARTICLES HERE
MY TRAVEL PLANACCOMMODATIONtrips & activitiesevents

Traditional Dish Recipe: Soupa Kanja

My Magazine 2023/02
3 min
A special dish Gambians love is supa kanja, which is prepared with okra as the main ingredient. There are many recipe variations, mainly depending on the ingredients available. Apart from fish, you can add beef meat and various green leaves or cook it without it. The recipe we prepared for you contains okra, jute leaves, and fish, but feel free to improvise and find your best combination of ingredients.

INGREDIENTS:

  • okra
  • palm oil
  • jute leaves (kren kren)
  • Locust beans
  • bitter tomatoes
  • spring onions 
  • hot pepper
  • green pepper
  • smoked fish
  • dried fish
  • catfish 
  • salt to taste
  • Seasoning cube to taste (or a mix of African spices)

 

COOKING DIRECTIONS:

Put water to boil and cut the jute leaves to add them to the water once it's boiling. 

Pound (or blend) green pepper, hot pepper, locust beans and spring onions. Add the pounded paste to the pot. Add bitter tomato and dried fish. 

Slice okra and pound (blend) it, and once pounded finely, add it to the pot with the rest of the ingredients cooking. 

In the meantime, remove bones from the smoked fish and clean the catfish before adding it to the pot. 

Lastly, add salt, seasoning cube and palm oil and let it cook for a few more minutes while stirring from time to time. 

Serve supa kanja sauce with the rice, and enjoy!

Did you enjoy this article? Share it with friends >>>

Yoga Bliss Gambia: Setting Your Intentions
Bird of the month: Blue-breasted Kingfisher

- OTHER ARTICLES -

Subscribe To Our Magazine
No spam, notifications only about new issues.
Subscription Form za Mailerlite - landing

All articles

Subscribe To Our Magazine
No spam, notifications only about new issues.
Subscription Form za Mailerlite - landing

Other articles

The First Yacht Built in The Gambia
On the serene waters of the river Gambia, the splendid little Emma sits peacefully rocked by the steady tides. Emma’s inception is more than just a ...
BAKADAJI HOTEL - A Breath of Fresh Air
Hotel Bakadaji is the newest 4-star hotel in town. They opened their doors to the public on the 15th of February, 2023....
Behind the Lens: Galloya Cultural Festival
My Gambia Team was honoured to be a part of the first edition of the Galloya Cultural Festival - a traditional and cultural event in the village of Ga...
Through the eyes of Mam Jarra 8/12
‘Through the eyes of Mam Jarra’ tells you more about living and working in The Gambia as a 24-years old Dutch girl. What do I experience, what is ...
JOBS
© MyGambia 2024
Developed by Marklab

My Gambia Team

Typically replies within 30 minutes

We will be back soon.

Hey there 👋
We are here to help. What can I do for you?
Start Chat with us
chat