Zambia – Ifishashi

by Alkased Mamim

Ifishashi is a zambian dish, that is prepared from green plant leaves and it can be mixed with most of the foods in Zambia.

Zambia has a lot to give, it is a country found in Africa with various tribes speaking Bantu language. Those tribes are the Nyanja-Chewa, Bemba, Tonga, Tumbuka, Lunda, Luvale, Kaonde, Nkoya and Lozi.

Ifishashi may do better with rice or being mixes with a fish or meat. Many do like it when mixed with fish because of the taste especially eating with stiff porridge or rice. I welcome you to join this session of Ifishashi preparation from Zambia.


  • Prepare pumpkin leaves, about 1/2 kg.
  • Grinned groundnuts. (soft and well grinned)
  • 2 Bulb onions.
  • 2 Tomatoes.
  • 1 Carrot.
  • 1 green pepper.
  • Wash well the leaves as they trap a lot of dusts and sands.
  • Chop them or cut into very small pieces as normal. Put in clean plate.
  • Wash tomatoes, carrots, green pepper and onions, cut into favorable pieces. Put in another clean plate.
  • Take cooking pan and start to fly onions, then after 1 minute add green peppers and carrots, fry for total of 3 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and salt, keep fry for 30 seconds and close the pot to boil the mix.
  • Add leaves and mix them all together after about 3 minutes of boiling tomatoes.
  • Count on 5 minutes and open up the pot, add grinned groundnuts, stir it with the mix, add little soup to mix, close the pot and keep boiling for 3 minutes more.
  • After the countdown end, take off the pot. Our very delicious meal is ready for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Enjoy with family members or serve your best customers with this cuisine from Zambia.

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