Ghana located in West Africa is one of the nicest place to be on the African continent. The country has diverse culture from fashion to music to lifestyle. One of the things you will like about the country is their local foods. The country has numerous foods which are very delicious. If you have been to Ghana before you might be familiar with some foods which is being sold at the market. Waakye, Ga Kenkey, Fried yam, Gari and beans are some of the most popular food in the market.
Gari and Beans also known as gobe, yo ke gari, bober, borbor and some people even call it red red is a popular food which is enjoyed in Ghana. It originated in the Volta region of Ghana but today it is being enjoyed by many people in the country. The food is not really expensive to buy but it is very nutritious plus it is one of the delicious foods in the country.Ingredients
Gari and beans is easy to prepare and it can be done by anyone. The ingredients are not really numerous. The ingredients below are grouped into two as there are the compulsory ones and the optional ones.Compulsory ingredients
There is no gobe without gari. As the name suggests gari and beans.
Beans are compulsory in preparing this Ghanaian dish.
Palm Oil also known as red oil is compulsory in making this food. Even though the traditional Gari and beans was made with red oil, today some people use cooking oil to prepare this delicious dish.
Ripe plantain is semi-compulsory in making gari and beans as some people enjoy their gobe with no ripe plantain.
Eggs are optional in gobe as some people prefer fish, sausages or meat others too eat their gari and beans raw.
Vegetables are optional in gobe.
Avocado is optional in gobe
Preparing gari and beans is more artistic as you will find out how you want to do it as time goes on.
Add a little salt to your beans and boil it until it softens. You can choose to soak beans overnight in order for it to boil faster
Add onions, to palm oil and heat it in a sauce pan.
Add a tablespoonful of gari to the boiled beans and mix until it becomes even.
Add the heated palm oil to the mixed gari and beans and mix until it becomes even
Note: Serve with fried ripe plantain and egg if you want. You can add avocado or vegetable salad if you want to it.
A lot of people enjoy eating gobe due to its nutritional value not the taste alone. Gari and beans is very nutritious. Gari is very rich in starch and gives energy. Beans on the other hand is rich in protein. The dish provides essential minerals to the body.
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