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African dishes you need to try

Updated 1226 GMT (2026 HKT) March 12, 2015
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Tuleka Prah travels around Africa documenting popular dishes for her blog, The African Food Map. Courtesy Tuleka Prah/My African Food Map
Bobotjie, is a popular national dish from South Africa. The favored meal made of spiced minced meat with an egg-based topping baked and served hot. Courtesy Tuleka Prah/My African Food Map
Look familiar? Fufu is a dumpling-like side dish hailing from Ghana. Prah says to make fufu, you can use boiled plantain, cassava or cocoyams which is then pounded together. Courtesy Tuleka Prah/My African Food Map
Irio is a Gikuyu side dish made of potatoes, corn and mashed peas. Courtesy Tuleka Prah/My African Food Map
A familiar West African staple many eager foodies will have heard of -- Jollof Rice. Courtesy Tuleka Prah/My African Food Map
From Ghana, Kenke is a popular dish similar to a dumpling made from pounded maize. It is steamed in banana leaves and most often served on the side with soup or a spicy sauce. Courtesy Tuleka Prah/My African Food Map
A Ghanaian stew or soup made of coco yam leaves, similar to spinach. Courtesy Tuleka Prah/My African Food Map
A traditional dish from South Africa. It is a slow cooked meat and vegetable stew. Perfect for a cold winters day. Courtesy Tuleka Prah/My African Food Map
Swahili for "roast meat", Nyama Choma is a type of barbequed meat -- usually mutton or chicken. Courtesy Tuleka Prah/My African Food Map
Prah describes this on her blog as: "A porridge made from finger millet. Here, it was eaten with chapati." Courtesy Tuleka Prah/My African Food Map