• 700g potatoes
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp pure vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
These here potatoes are one of our common breakfast Zimbabwean dishes. Most of us have had this as a child  and have in turn gone on to prepare it for our own families and it goes on like that! It’s such a simple meal where you can attend to other things whilst it’s cooking.

Resources/Equipment You Will Need

  • Medium sized pot
  • Potato peeler
  • Chopping Board
  • Sharp knife
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon

Quick Instructions

  1. Get your ingredients ready (700g potatoes; 1/2 medium onion, chopped; 2 large tomatoes, chopped; 2 tbsp pure vegetable oil and 1/2 tsp salt). Wash, scrub and peel your potatoes. Chop the onion and tomatoes.
  2. Cut potatoes into small cubes and put them in a pot with enough water to just about cover the potatoes.
  3. Add chopped onion and tomatoes to pot.
  4. Add salt and pure vegetable oil. Give everything a quick stir using your wooden spoon.
  5. Close pot and boil for about 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through but somewhat tender (we’re not looking for mashed potatoes!) Stir occasionally during the 25- 30 min to ensure that no potatoes stick to the bottom of the pot and end up being burnt.
  6. Your potato stew is ready! Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.


Pictorial Detailed Instructions

Step-1

Get your ingredients ready. Wash, scrub and peel your potatoes. Chop the onion and tomatoes.

 

Step-2

Cut potatoes into small cubes and put them in a pot with enough water to just about cover the potatoes.

 

Step-3

Add chopped onion and tomatoes to pot.

 

Step-4

Add salt and pure vegetable oil. Give everything a quick stir.

 

Step-5

Close pot and boil for about 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through but somewhat tender (we’re not looking for mashed potatoes!) Stir occasionally during the 25- 30 min to ensure that no potatoes stick to the bottom of the pot and end up being burnt.

 

Step-6

Your potato stew is ready! Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.

 

Simple but tasty

Simple but tasty (and also filling)

That’s all there is to the dish. It’s very simple to do yet tasty. Let me know how you find it when you try it out. Sign-up here for fresh recipe alerts by email.



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