Taste of The Gambia: Superkanja Recipe

Dish recipes: Superkanja
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Explore the culinary delights of The Gambia with Superkanja, a traditional dish that embodies the flavors and spirit of West African cuisine. Bursting with nutritious greens and hearty ingredients, Superkanja is a wholesome and satisfying meal that nourishes both body and soul.


2 lbs (0.9 kg) mixed greens (such as spinach, collard greens, and kale), chopped

1 cup rice

1 onion, chopped

2 tomatoes, diced

2 cups vegetable or chicken broth

1/2 cup groundnut paste (peanut butter)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste


In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and minced garlic, and sauté until softened. Add the diced tomatoes to the pot and cook until they start to soften. Stir in the ground ginger, ground coriander, and cayenne pepper (if using). Cook for another minute to toast the spices. Add the mixed greens to the pot and cook until they begin to wilt. Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth and bring the mixture to a simmer. Stir in the groundnut paste (peanut butter) until it is well incorporated into the broth. Add the rice to the pot and stir to combine. Cover the pot and let the Superkanja simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is cooked through and the greens are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Serve Superkanja hot as a comforting and nourishing meal. It's perfect on its own or accompanied by grilled fish or chicken for added protein. Enjoy the flavors of The Gambia with every spoonful of this hearty dish.

Superkanja is more than just a dish it's a celebration of The Gambia's rich culinary heritage and the bounty of its land. With its vibrant greens and aromatic spices, Superkanja is sure to delight your taste buds and transport you to the sunny shores of West Africa.