Ghanaian tomato stew is a staple in many Ghanaian households and is a versatile sauce that can be paired with a variety of dishes such as rice, yam, plantains, and more. This delicious stew is made with fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, and a blend of spices to create a savory and slightly sweet flavor. Not only is it a great addition to any meal, but it is also incredibly easy to prepare and can be made in large batches for meal prepping or freezing. In this recipe, I will guide you through the steps to create a flavorful Ghanaian tomato stew that is sure to become a favorite in your home.
homemade Ghanaian tomato stew
- large pot
- cutting board and sharp knife
- measuring cup and spoons
- can opener
- cooking spoon for serving
- bonnet pepper
- tomatoes paste
- vegetable oil
- smoked paprika
- curry powder
- dried thyme
- maggi cube
- Roughly chop the tomatoes, onions, garlic, and ginger and blend in a food processor or blender until smooth.
- .Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
- Add the blended tomato mixture and stir continuously for about 5-7 minutes until the mixture has thickened and the liquid has evaporated
- Add the tomato paste, salt, smoked paprika, curry powder, dried thyme, and maggi cube (if using) and stir well to combine.
- Add the cup of water and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and let the stew simmer for about 20-30 minutes or until the stew has thickened to your desired consistency.
- Serve with rice, yams, plantains or your preferred side dish.