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Zambian Dish - Sweet Potatoe Leaves/ (Kalembula)

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  • Brief Description

    Kalembula is Sweet Potato leaves. It is a Zambian Vegetable and can be best enjoyed with Nshima (Pap) and a protein dish like beef, fish and Kapenta. It is very easy to cook and does not take up a long time. The best way to cook Kalembula (Sweet potato leaves) is by frying. It is also very nutritious like many green vegetables. Here is a recipe on how to cook Kalembula.

  • Main Ingredient

    Sweet Potato leaves, tomatoe, onion, cooking oil, salt

  • Category:  Vegetables

  • Cuisine:  African

  • Prep Time:  5 min(s)

  • Cook Time:  10 min(s)

  • Recipe Type:  Private

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  • Notes:

    Overcooking it might make it slimy

  • Posted By:  DHAPP

  • Posted On:  Jun 02, 2021

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How to cook Kalembula
3 bundles of Kalembula

1 medium onion

1 tomato

3 tablespoons cooking oil

Salt to taste

Remove the leaves from the stalk, wash and allow water to drain
As an option, you can leave the kalembula outside in the sun to dry for a while
Put cooking oil in a heating pan, then add tomatoes, onion, salt and stir to make a gravy.
Stir the gravy until the moisture from the tomato dries out
Add the kalembula and cook, stirring frequently for 5-10 minutes
Ready to serve
Enjoy your Kalembula with some GRITZ pap (Nshima) or rice and a protein dish.


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