March 31, 2023

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Mama Put Stew

Mama Put Stew

Mama Put Stew Ingredients

Please read the notes below for more information.

  • Peppers
    • Tatashe
    • Shombo (a type of cayenne)
    • Habanero peppers (atarodo)
  • Assorted meat
    • Beef cuts
    • Beef intestines (roundabout)
    • Cow tripe (shaki)
    • Cow skin (ponmo, kanda)
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1kg soft, gone off tomatoes
  • 150g tomato paste
  • 1 big mackerel fish
  • 4 small seasoning cubes
  • 2 onions
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon thyme or to your taste
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

Notes :

  1. For mama  put stew, you need very soft tomatoes that have a special taste. If you do not have tatashe, use fresh paprika peppers.
  2. Shombo has the same shape, but it is not as spicy as cayenne peppers.
  3. If you do not have tatashe, use fresh paprika peppers.

Before you prepare Mama Put Stew

  1. Clean the tomatoes, cut the tatashe and combine the peppers and tomatoes with the heavy duty grinders on Nigerian markets . Such grinders do a better job than home blenders to mix the soft tomatoes with the “plastic” surface. Use your home blender if you don’t have a heavy duty grinder near you.
  2. Slice some of the onions and chop some.
  3. Clean the mackerel and cut into 1 inch thick slices.
  4. Wash the meat. Turn the intestines inside out and clean very well else your mama put stew will taste badly.


  1. Verse the tomato puree in a big enough bowl, cook on the stove until all the water is drained. .
  2. Add the tomato paste, mix very well and set aside.
  3. Cook the meats with onions, 3 seasoning cubes and thyme.
  4. Boil the fish with onions and 1 seasoning cube to get the fish stock.
  5. Heat some vegetable oil in a pot. Add some onions and fry the fish till golden. Set aside.
  6. Add more onions to the oil and fry the tomato puree till perfect.
  7. Add curry powder, the meats, the fried fish and the fish and meat stock.
  8. Stir very well and add salt if necessary.
  9. Cover and leave to simmer and it’s done!