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Recipe: A Guide to Preparing Kanda Ti Nyma

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Kanda  Ti Nyma is a traditional dish from the Central African Republic consisting of beef and pumpkin seed meatballs dipped in a delicious tomato sauce and served with boiled rice.

Traditionally, you can add okra and peanut butter to add flavor.

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You can find the ingredients in your local store or order shelled pumpkin seeds on Amazon. In many large grocery stores, like Latin American and African markets offering ingredients, you can find pumpkin seeds in the nut and seed section.

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How to Prepare Kanda Ti Nyma

Green Pumpkin Seed.
Green Pumpkin Seed. Image source: Freepik licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

 Ingredients

Meatballs:

  • 1 onion, minced
  • ½  cup water (optional)
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 3 cups pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted and shelled

Sauce:

  • ½ tbsp Salt
  • 2 hot peppers
  • 1 cup cold water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ tbsp black pepper
  • 1 big onion, chopped
  • 5 big tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small bunch parsley stems 

Instructions

  1. Grind the pumpkin seeds into a powder using a food processor.
  2. In a food processor, add the minced meat along with the chopped onion, pumpkin seed powder, and garlic. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Knead until the mixture becomes smooth. 
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, refrigerate, and allow to marinate for 40 minutes to an hour.
  4. Drizzle the vegetable oil over medium heat in a big nonstick pot.
  5. Add the sliced onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. The onions should turn golden brown at this point.
  6. Add the fresh tomatoes and hot peppers. 
  7. Allow the sauce to cook for a few minutes, covering it with a lid.
  8. Add the ½ cup of water and bring to a boil on low heat.
  9. Take the meat mixture out of the fridge. Create meatballs the size of golf balls.
  10. Raise the heat under the sauce to medium and gently add the meatballs.
  11. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. 
  12. After 10 minutes, stir and continue to cook on low heat for 20 minutes.
  13. Stir the sauce, taste, and adjust the seasoning, and simmer for 15-25 minutes.
  14. Top with the chopped parsley, and serve hot with boiled rice.

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Kanda Ti Nyma

Central African Republic
Sedi Djentuh
Kanda Ti Nyma is a traditional dish from the Central African Republic consisting of beef and pumpkin seed meatballs dipped in a delicious tomato sauce and served with boiled rice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Servings 5
Calories 314 kcal

Equipment

Cooking Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 onion minced
  • ½ cup water optional
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 3 cups pumpkin seeds lightly toasted and shelled
  • ½ tbsp Salt
  • 2 hot peppers
  • 1 cup cold water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ tbsp black pepper
  • 1 big onion chopped
  • 5 big tomatoes diced
  • 1 small bunch parsley stems

Instructions
 

  • Grind the pumpkin seeds into a powder using a food processor.
  • In a food processor, add the minced meat along with the chopped onion, pumpkin seed powder, and garlic. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Knead until the mixture becomes smooth.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl, refrigerate, and allow to marinate for 40 minutes to an hour.
  • Drizzle the vegetable oil over medium heat in a big nonstick pot.
  • Add the sliced onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. The onions should turn golden brown at this point.
  • Add the fresh tomatoes and hot peppers.
  • Allow the sauce to cook for a few minutes, covering it with a lid.
  • Add the ½ cup of water and bring to a boil on low heat.
  • Take the meat mixture out of the fridge. Create meatballs the size of golf balls.
  • Raise the heat under the sauce to medium and gently add the meatballs.
  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, stir and continue to cook on low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Stir the sauce, taste and adjust seasoning, and simmer for 15-25 minutes.
  • Top with the chopped parsley, and serve hot with boiled rice

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Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 314kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 36gFat: 29gFiber: 6.6gSugar: 1.8g
Keyword Kanda, Kanda Ti Nyma
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Sedi Djentuh
Sedi Djentuh
Hey, Sedi here, a content writer. She's fascinated by the interplay between people, lifestyle, relationships, tech and communication dedicated to empowering and spreading positive messages about humanity. She's an avid reader and a student of personal weekly workouts. When she's not writing, Sedi is busy advocating for plastic-free earth with her local NGO.

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