Piquant, sweet, aromatic, and succulent all at once – this is a wonderful Tanzanian soup,  reflective of the hot African sun, and also a perfect winter warmer.  Serve hot as a filling meal, with a frosty drink on the side to offset the red hot pepper.

Oil for frying
1 large chicken, cut into pieces
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 T dried red chilli, ground to a powder
2 T curry powder
2 t black pepper
1 large tomato, peeled and chopped
2L chicken stock
1 cup desiccated coconut

2 ripe bananas, sliced into chunky quarter pieces
1 large tomato, peeled and cut into wedges, for garnish

  1. In a casserole or large pot heat the oil, and brown the chicken pieces. Remove chicken and set aside.
  2. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until soft.
  3. Add the powdered chilli, curry powder, and the black pepper and fry until fragrant ±2 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes, stock, cooked chicken pieces, and coconut, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Once the  chicken is cooked, remove from the soup, allow to cool, then strip away the meat and cut it into bite-sized chunks, discarding the skin and bones.
  6. Add it back into the pot with the banana chunks. Simmer 10 minutes.
  7. When ready to serve, ladle into bowls and garnish with tomato wedges.

Serves 4-6

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