|Alternative names||Groundnut soup|
|Region or state||African cuisine|
Peanut soup or Grandnat Soup (In many Krio speaking countries, "Grandnat" means "Peanut".) is a soup made from peanuts, often with various other ingredients. It is a staple of African cuisine but is also eaten in East Asia (Taiwan), the United States (mainly in Virginia) and other areas around the world. In Ghana it is often eaten with fufu. Groundnut soup is also a native soup of the Benin (Edo) people in Nigeria and it is often eaten with pounded yam. Some of the essential ingredients used in making it are Piper guineense (uziza seed) and Vernonia amygdalina (bitter leaf).
Groundnut stew is very similar to groundnut soup. It may have a thicker consistency. It is a staple food in Western Africa. Peanut paste is sometimes used as an ingredient. Groundnut stew is sometimes prepared with the addition of meat, such as chicken, and vegetables. In Ghana, groundnut stew is often accompanied with fufu.
Domoda is a type of groundnut stew found in The Gambia. Domoda is prepared using ground peanuts, or peanut butter, meat, onion, tomato, garlic seasonal vegetables and spices. It has been described as one of the national dishes of The Gambia. Domoda is typically served over rice, and is also sometimes served over findi, which is a grain that is similar to couscous in consistency.
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