Gban is maninka for okra and mbuda is a term to mean cook until its ready. This is my favorite dish and very simple to make.
1 kg of okra/lady fingers
2 large red onions
3 large tomatoes
1 large egg plant
half a kilo of mince meat, preferably beef
salt, black pepper
magi cubes, chillie beef cubes
100 grammes peanut butter
1/4 litre of palm oil
1 medium size cat fish (optional)
Let us Begin
Wash the okra, cut but ends and place them in a separate bowl (this can be dried and used in another recipe 🙂 ) slice the okra thinly.
Place the okra in a pan and add COLD water (1 and 1/2 litre), add the sliced onions, tomatoes and egg plants and place on heat. cover the pan.
|okra, egg plants, onions and tomatoes|
When it starts boiling, uncover the pan and add salt, black pepper, magi cubes, chilli beef cubes and the mince meat which has been placed in a small amount of water. stir the mixture.
After 15 mins of occasionally stirring. add the peanut butter and stir making sure the peanut butter does not stick at the bottom of the pan.
If u have the smoked cat fish, wash with hot water, remove all the bones and add the fish in to the gumbo.
|split smoked catfish|
|whole smoked catfish|
Cover the pan and reduce the heat, occasionally stirring. after 10 mins, add palm oil and chopped onion leaves.
Cover for 10 mins and you will know its ready when the peanut butter oil has risen to the top of the pan.
|okra gumbo is ready|
Serve with rice or fufu…