• minjiba cooking

Crayfish, Mushroom and Iru Risotto

This dish, is the very definition of umami. The warm squishiness of the rice, which is already an incredible feature of risotto, backed up on…

Crayfish Tomato Soup with a Herb Forest

This is unlike any tomato soup you have ever eaten. This is silken, smooth, and packed with heady flavour. I had the rare opportunity to…

Agbalumo Steamed Sponge Pudding

Agbalumo, or African Star Apple is one of my very favourite fruits. It has a sultry, cherry-like, winey flavour. At the start of the season…

Black Chai Chicken

This is an oven baked chicken with a fabulous twist – tea! So easy to make, with layers of flavour that are at once familiar…

Moringa Broth

We all know Moringa tea. It is the darling of tea lovers, big on flavour and even bigger on beneficial properties. I was tasked in…

Gbanga Spiced Aubergines (with yoghurt dip)

How many things can you currently do with an aubergine? Whatever your number is, with this recipe, you have +1. Coated and cooked in gbanga…

Calulu Stuffed Peppers

My hosts asked me to make something with a nod to their Angolan heritage, and when I asked them what their favourite dish from home…