6 African Dishes You Need to Try

Updated: Jul 11, 2021

One of the things in life we can't live without is food. Apart from us needing to eat to sustain our body, we also need to enjoy what we eat, which is why we end up having a favourite food. But, have you ever thought of trying out new dishes apart from the ones made in the part of Africa you are from?

Well, here 6 African dishes you can check out online on how they are prepared;

1. Ogbono Soup.

This Nigerian dish is popularly eaten by their doors. This soup is made with ground ogbono seeds, and this acts as a thickener. Other ingredients added are palm oil, vegetable, seasonings, meat or fish. Any other recipe added depends on the person's choice.

2. Achu.

Achu is a traditional dish in Cameroon made from mashed coco yam and palm oil. Achu soup is also known as yellow soup because of its colour. The spice used in giving this finger-licking dish a tasty flavour is known as achu spice.

3. Kelewele.

This is a popular Ghanaian dish made with fried plantains season with spices. This simple dish can be eaten with beans or alone as a snack.


Bobotie is a South African dish made from minced meat topped with a mixture of milk and egg and then baked. Bobotie is commonly served with yellow rice.

5. Egusi Soup.

This is another Nigerian dish made from dried and grounded egusi seed. This dish is common among the people of the Southern part of Nigeria. Egusi soup can be eaten as soup with fufu, Amala or any starchy food. It can also be used as a stew with boiled rice, yam or plantain.

6. Rolex.

This is a popular dish in Uganda. It is simply made from the combination of egg omelette and vegetables wrapped in a chapati. Chapati is a tortilla like unleavened flatbread. This dish can also be called "rolled eggs"

Why don't you check out the preparation of some of these African dishes online and set a day to make them. You never know, you probably might have a new favourite.