Nkatekwan (groundnut soup) Recipe

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This is a vegetarian adaptation of a traditional Ghanaian soup usually made with chicken.

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Servings: 4


Cost per serving $2.59 view details


  1. Drain the tomatoes, reserving any juice.
  2. Combine the stock, tomato juice and ginger. Boil for ~30 min.
  3. Salt the eggplant slices and place them on a tray to sweat. After 30 minutes, press them between paper towels.
  4. Over medium heat, cook the onion in the oil until soft.
  5. Add the tomato paste and fry for a couple of minutes.
  6. Add the eggplant, tomatoes, chilies and okra and fry for a couple of minutes.
  7. Strain the ginger out of the stock; mix the peanut butter into the stock.
  8. Add the peanut butter/stock to the cooked vegetables and simmer covered for an hour. Replace water lost to evaporation to keep a smooth soup-like consistency.
  9. Season with salt, vinegar and cayenne.
  10. Serve piping hot.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 645g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 376  
Calories from Fat 203 54%
Total Fat 24.13g 30%
Saturated Fat 4.58g 18%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1318mg 55%
Potassium 1093mg 31%
Total Carbs 34.61g 9%
Dietary Fiber 11.7g 39%
Sugars 13.8g 9%
Protein 13.54g 22%



  • Mihir Shah
    February 4, 2008
    Fantastic! I love the peanut-taste in the soup. Consistency is between a stew and soup. The eggplant and okra are really, really juicy in this dish - could be pulled out and served over rice as a curry. I added about a half cup of water to get a little more liquid into the sauce.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    This is a variation
    1 person likes this review
    • Lyndsey
      February 5, 2008
      The eggplant and okra were perfectly tender and so delicious. I really enjoyed the explosive flavors in this dish.
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
      1 person likes this review


      • Mihir Shah
        February 5, 2008
        Yeah, that makes sense, Chris. BTW, the soup is even better the next day - had some for breakfast!
        • Chris Patil
          February 5, 2008
          Thanks to Mihir for the point about more water -- I forgot to mention that the simmer should be covered, and that I also added water as needed to keep a smoother overall consistency. I've edited the recipe to reflect that.

          Glad people are liking the soup!

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