10 May

Greens In Peanut Sauce Recipe


mchicha in peanut sauce Most of the time, we can go out of ideas of how to cook greens. Did you know you can cook your favorite greens in peanut sauce? Yes, this meal yummy and filling too.  This recipe has different variations which can be found in Central and Southern Africa. This recipe involves combining greens such as ale, collard greens, Amaranth (mchicha), cassava leaves and spinach with peanut sauce.

Ingredients for Greens in Peanut Sauce

One or Two pounds of greens ( I used mchicha/amaranth leaves)

Two ripe Tomatoes chopped

One onion finely chopped

Three tablespoon of peanut butter

Salt to taste

Royco to taste

Black pepper or cayenne pepper to taste


Step 1: In a large pan, heat oil and fry until almost brown. Add the tomatoes.


Step 2: Fry the tomatoes until soft.

soft tomatoes

Step 3: Add the greens, stir and simmer for 7 minutes in minimum heat.

put greens

Step 4: As the greens are simmering. In a small bowl, mix the peanut butter with some liquid until smooth.

Step 5: Stir the greens before adding in the peanut sauce.

fried greens

Step 6: Add the peanut butter mixture to the greens. Season to taste. Simmer on very low heat until greens are tender to your liking.

mchicha in peanut sauce

Enjoy with the greens in peanut sauce with Ugali or Rice 🙂  😉

mchicha in peanut sauce

In case you are using peanuts instead of peanut butter, make your homemade peanut paste. Remove the peanut’s shells and roast the peanuts on a baking sheet in a hot oven or in a large skillet on heat, stirring often and then remove the skins. Place the peanuts in a saucepan, add a few tablespoons of water to partially cover them and bring to boil, stirring often. Finally, crush peanuts with a potato masher.


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