21 Deliciously Warming West African Dishes You Should Be Eating This Winter

November’s Ghana be tasty.

Jollof rice


Every West African country has its own version of this golden dream, but it basically comes down to being a tomatoey rice dish with lots of good, hot pepper and ground fish powder. And no, it tastes nothing like paella. Recipe here.


Puff puffs


Deep-fried, hot, sugary doughnuts. Enough said. Recipe here.


Cassava patties


Nothing says autumn like steaming potato cakes, and cassava patties are infinitely sweeter and more delicious. Dip in some spicy pepper sauce and you’re away. Recipe here.


Kelewele and groundnuts


Hot, crispy plantain on a plate of pan-fried peanuts is the kind of snack given to kids in Ghana. Kids are discerning when it comes to delicious food. Recipe here.


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