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"A classic African dish which can be served as an accompaniment to dishes such as Egusi Soup. Traditionally this dish is eaten communally using the hands. A small amount is rolled in the hand, then dipped into the soup before being eaten."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 290 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 290 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 70.6g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 16 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large pot. Sprinkle in the gari, and cook, stirring constantly, until it becomes a paste similar to mashed potato consistency.

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I haven't tried this recipe exactly, but I was taught this dish using semolina flour. It's very delicious with any kind of African stew!

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We just call this "gari" in Nigeria. You can also experiment and use different types of flour such as yam flour (my personal favorite) or even Farina. It's very sticky so I suggest serving w...

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We just call this "gari" in Nigeria. You can also experiment and use different types of flour such as yam flour (my personal favorite) or even Farina. It's very sticky so I suggest serving w...

I haven't tried this recipe exactly, but I was taught this dish using semolina flour. It's very delicious with any kind of African stew!

I'm in Nigeria right now and seeing this recipe makes my heart glad! Yes, it really needs to be eating with soup to really appreciate its goodness.

I lived in Tanzania for 8 years and they make a similar dish with corn flour, called ugali. I usually add a bit of salt to give it some flavor, but this is optional. I'm used to it being serve...

Definitely a classic nigerian dish, if you live in baltimore you can get it premade at Pejus Kitchen, eat it with egusi stew!!!!

I made the Gari according to instructions but it is a brand new food to me and I was not excited about dipping it in soup--maybe in time-- so I let it cool a bit and made flat patties with it th...

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