The Ewe people are found in parts of Togo and Benin and especially in the Volta Region in Ghana. Stewed Bambara Beans is a simple, everyday kind of dish that the Ewe and other Ghanaians enjoy. It is called azinogoe bobɔ in Ewe, a version of “aboboe” in Twi and Ga. It is also known simply as stewed beans, boiled beans, or bobo.
The “beans” here are bambara beans or bambara groundnuts (Vigna subterranean) indigenous to West Africa. They lend themselves easily to crockpot cooking.
The beans are good simply served with a couple of tablespoons of dry gari sprinkled over the top. They are the traditional accompaniment to Savory Plantain Pancakes (Tatale). They also go well with Fried or Grilled Ripe Plantain or Spicy Plantain Balls (Kaklo).
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