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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine West African
Servings 2 people


  • 10 oz rice
  • 5 oz sumbala powder
  • 10 oz meat beef, i chose oxtail
  • 2 tbsp grounded dry fish
  • 1 ` tbsp grounded dry shrimp
  • 8 okras
  • 4 eggplant
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 hot pepper
  • Water


  • Fry the meat into oil until brown.
  • In a meantime, remove okras and eggplants' extremities and slightly split the eggplants halfway.
  • When the meat is brown enough, add onion, tomato, eggplant, okra, hot pepper and 2 cups of water.
  • When the sauce boil after 15 mins, remove onion and tomato to crush.
  • Add it back to the sauce.
  • Add salt, pepper and 2/3 of the sumbala.
  • In a meantime, cook the rice into water.
  • Mix the rest of the sumbala with the grounded fish and shrimp.
  • When the water is almost gone, dig a hole in the middle.
  • Put the sumbala mixture in the middle and close with rice.
  • When the rice is ready, mix it so the sumbala will be mixed to the rice.
  • After 25 minutes, the sauce will become heavy and it will be ready.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Keyword lafri, soumbala, soumbara, sumbala