I absolutely love trying out new recipes and one can only guess how excited I was to actually learn how to make groundnut sauce from the very people who have perfected making it, Ugandans. It’s like learning how to make pizza from an Italian from Naples.
My help is from Uganda and I got her to teach me how to make groundnut sauce.
Turns out making the sauce is pretty easy well not taking into account the grinding of the roasted groundnuts. In their rural home they use a grinding stone to grind the roasted groundnuts to an almost peanut butter like consistency.
Start by roasting your groundnuts or you can buy some that are already roasted and then peel them.
Seeing that I don’t have a grinding stone, I turned to my handy food processor.
The idea is to grind the groundnuts to a buttery consistency.
Grind in batches to ensure the work gets done faster.
Grind to the point even oil is being extracted.
Finally, after like 15 minutes of pulsing we have our butter.
Dilute the peanut butter with hot water, emphasis on hot.
Over very low heat let the sauce come to a gentle boil.
As the sauce is coming to a boil, finely chop the onions and tomatoes.
Once the sauce has boiled add in the onions and tomatoes .
Taste for seasoning and salt accordingly.
Voila, groundnut sauce.
Perfect to serve with matoke just like they do in Uganda. The sauce can also be served with fried fish, chicken or some dried meat.
The sauce was quite a lot and I even shared half with my neighbour.
Optional:For those who may not have the time to grind the groundnuts, you can get peanut butter from your local supermarket and work from there.
Next recipe will be on how I used the sauce to make chicken.