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ampesi recipe

Ampesi is a main meal in Ghana commonly served with garden eggs stew or kontomire stew.

The choice is yours.

In this post, I am going to show you:

A step by step guide on

  • how to prepare ampesi in Ghana (full ampesi recipe)
  • With kontomire stew
  •  And a lot more tips
ampesi recipe
ampesi recipe
ampesi recipe

Delicious Ampesi Recipe

Ampesi can be prepared by using unripped plantain, cassava, yam or cocoyam. It is rich in carbohydrates and other nutrients and also makes a perfect dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 2
Calories 120 kcal


Ingredients for the Ampesi.

  • 1 tuber yam
  • 3 pieces unripe plantain
  • 2 tbsp salt

Ingredients for the kontomire stew

  • 10 pieces kontomire (cocoyam) leaves
  • 4 pieces tomato
  • 1/2 cup turkey berries optional
  • 3 medium-sized onions
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 pound smoked fish
  • 1 cup palm oil
  • Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp grounded shrimp
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Salted fish (Koobi)


Preparing Ampesi

  • Peel yam, cocoyam into a cooking pot.
  • Wash them thoroughly and put into another cooking pot.
  • Half fill the cooking pot with water
  • Peel your unripe plantain, wash them and arrange them on top of the yam and cocoyam
  • Add reasonable amount of salt
  • Boil over high heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Pour out the water and set aside
  • The ampesi is ready

Preparing the kotnomire stew

  • Wash kontomire and turkey berries thoroughly and put into a clean saucepan
  • Boil under medium heat until it softens
  • Blend onions, garlic, tomatoes, pepper and turkey berries together.
  • Pour into a bowl and set aside
  • Remove bones from the fish, wash it, break into pieces and set aside.
  • Pour palm oil into a saucepan and place it over medium heat.
  • Cut salted fish into pieces and put it inside the oil together with the momoni.
  • Pour blended content into the cooking oil and stir.
  • Simmer on medium heat.
  • Add salmon, salt and seasoning cubes and cover it.
  • Simmer for about 10 minutes till the stew thickens.
  • Serve with ampesi (boiled yam, plantain and cocoyam)



Ampesi is a main meal in Ghana commonly served with garden eggs stew or kontomire stew.


Calories: 120kcal
Keyword ampesi, garden eggs stews
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