250 g beans

4 potatoes

2 tomatoes

100 g white cabbage or spinach


2 chopped onions

2 garlic cloves

tl allspice


1 bay leaf




Soak the beans in waterover night. Next day cook them in ample water. Meanwhile peel the potatoes, quarter the tomatoes, clean and shred the cabbage. Drain the beans but retain the water. In a pot, heat the oil, and brown the onions and crushed garlic. Add tomatoes, cabbage and spices. Gradually add the bean water and heat up, stirring, for 5 to 10 minutes. Add the potatoes and cook briefly. Lastly add the beans and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Serves 4.


country : Burundi

course : vegetable dish


source : Ostafrikanisch kochen : Gerichte und ihre Geschichte / Ketsela Wubneh-Mogessie (my translation)