Vegetarian Kansiyé - Recipe from Guinea (West Africa)

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“Kansiyé is a stew which is served with rice - this version uses lentils instead of beef. This is a delicious traditional dish in Guinea & is easy to make. Time to make doesn't include soaking time. Posted for ZWT 4.”
1hr 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak lentils in plenty of cold water for at least 2 hours. Rinse & drain,.
  2. Brown onion, salt, pepper, thyme, garlic, parsley and clove.
  3. Combine tomato sauce and 1 cup water with the stock cube, add to lentils mixture and stir well. Dilute peanut butter in remaining cup of water and add to mixture.
  4. Add bicarb of soda & cook in a covered pan, over medium heat for 1 hour, or until lentils are soft. You may need to add a little extra water / stock.
  5. Serve hot over the cooked rice.

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