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Zambian Food

Zambian Food

The staple food in Zambia is Nshima. Maize or corn is ground and then boiled to make a thick mash. (See our guide to How to Cook Nshima for more information on preparing nshima at home.) Other carbohydrate meals include rice, potatoes, cassava (tapioca) and yam. Side dishes include vegetables, fish (Kapenta, Bream, Nile Perch,  Full Article…

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Ifisashi

Ifisashi is Zambia’s version of the greens in peanut sauce found all over Central and Southern Africa. Ifisashi, is usually a vegetarian greens and peanuts dish,  however, meat can be added if any is handy. Ifisashi is usually served with Nshima, a sort of cornmeal dumpling or mush. How to cook Ifisashi Ingredients: 2 bunches fresh  Full Article…

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Nshima

Nshima is a cornmeal product and a staple food in Zambia. It is made from ground maize (corn) flour known locally as mealie-meal. Nshima is very similar to ugali or posho of East Africa, sadza of Zimbabwe, pap of South Africa and fufu of West Africa. How to cook Nshima Ingredients: 1 cup cold water  Full Article…

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