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How to Cook Fumbwa Dish from Congo

How to Cook Fumbwa is a special dish from the DRC Congo here is Chef Milka Blessing showing you how to make the dish from scratch.

INGREDIENTS: How to Cook Fumbwa

  • 2 packet of fumbwa (rinsed)
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 big smoked dry fish, deboned
  • 250ml palm oil
  • 1 chikwangue
  • 400g peanut butter, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 stock cubes
  • spring onions
  • 1 whole onion
  • 1 can tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 packet of chives
  • Salt to taste
  • ChilliServed with chikwangue (also known as kwanga)
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Step 1 – Rinse fumbwa well and place in a cooking pot. Step 2 – Add all the water and the rest of the ingredients. Step 3 – Cover with the lid after all ingredients have been added and leave to cook for 1 hour. Stir halfway through the cooking process to make sure all ingredients have combined well, especially the peanut butter. Step 4 – At 45 min through the cooking process, reduce the heat to medium heat, stirring often to prevent the peanut butter from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Step 5 – Once the liquid has reduced, switch off the stove. Step 6 – Served with an African delicacy called kwanga or fufu, with some chili on the side. See it Live on Expresshow


Cooking time: 1 hour
Recipe by Milka Blessing Ntumba

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