Cameroon – Mboh

by Verdzekov Bernard

Mboh is food made from groundnut paste. It is a very simple meal. it is a pudding like Egusi pudding, but the difference between this two is that, one is made from Egusi and the other is made from groundnut. All are nutritional and valued in Cameroon. Most at times if you happen to see this in an African restaurant, they are costly because they are rare. People hardly prepare this and serve in restaurants; you will mostly see this in local areas or along the high way. They sell this along the highway because they know there are a lot of travelers that love Mboh or pudding but don’t have the time to prepare it. They know it is delicious and will be valued when seen. They know it is a good travelling meal. Mboh is delicious and unlike like Egusi pudding, the cooking procedure are the same.


  • Salt to taste
  • Onions
  • Crayfish 
  • Maggi 
  • Vegetable oil
  • Powder pepper 
  • Groundnut 


  • Roast your groundnut in a pan. Make sure you are stirring continues so that it roasts uniformly.
  • Put groundnut in a processor machine and process. keep aside.
  • Blend your crayfish, pepper, onions.
  • Boil water in a small pot. you will need it. Put groundnut paste in a bowl and mix with onions and crayfish, pepper, salt to taste and Maggi. Mix until all ingredients are nicely incorporated.
  • Warm your plantain leaves, cut into desire shapes, scope your paste from the bowl and put in the plantain leaves. Tie the top with a tiny rope to keep the paste air tide. Do same for all. Put at the base of your pot some plantain leaves and warm water. Place your Mboh in the pot in an organized manner. Close pot air tide and steam. 
  • This should take like 35min to 40. Remove and serve with Bobolo or cassava or sweet yams. Normally I prefer white yams or Bobolo. This are the best accompaniment to eat Mboh.


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