Voatavo sy Voanjo (Pumpkin Stew with Peanuts)

Featured Cook: Brad from South Africa


  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 200ml chopped, tinned, tomatoes
  • 150g peanuts, chopped
  • 750g pumpkin, chopped
  • 500ml water
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 spring onions, sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a pan, add the onion and fry for 3 minutes then stir in the tomatoes.
  2. Cook until they break down to make a thick sauce (about 10 minutes) then add the peanuts, pumpkin and the water.
  3. Stir to combine, bring to a simmer and cover the pan.
  4. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender.
  5. Reduce the heat and mash the mixture with a potato masher until smooth.
  6. Stir in the garlic, spring onions and coriander then allow to simmer gently for a further 4 minutes.

Serve hot, on a bed of rice.


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