Halwai November 2, 2023


• Few spoonful of oil for frying
• 1 onion, finely chopped
• A few okra, chopped (optional)
• 1-2 tomatoes, chopped and mashed
• 1 cup Peanut Butter (natural, unsweetened), diluted with a half cup of hot water
• 1 pound dried shrimp or prawns, rinsed and soaked in warm water
• salt, black pepper, red or cayenne pepper (to taste)


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry onions for a few minutes.
  2. Stir in the okra (if desired) and fry for a few minutes more.
  3. Add the tomatoes and continue frying for a few more minutes.
  4. Reduce heat. Add the peanut butter and stir until smooth, adding water if necessary (the water that the shrimp were soaked in can be used).
  5. Add the dried shrimp or prawns.
  6. Season to taste. Stir. Simmer on very low heat for 10 minutes more.
  7. Serve with boiled yams or sweet potatoes and/or baton de canioc / chikwangue or fufu.

Recipe courtesy of Congo Cookbook