List Of Ghanaian Dishes For Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Last Updated on May 11, 2022

This page contains information on the Ghanaian dishes and Foods for Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner.

List Of Ghanaian Dishes For Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Although food trends have changed in the past decades, some delicious dishes are still popular on the menu. A large number of these cuisines are classical specialties that cannot be overlooked as being unique to the Ghanaian people and their definition of what fits in their various course meals.

List Of Ghanaian Dishes

Traditional Foods In Ghana

Jollof Rice

Jollof rice, or jollof, also known as benachin in Wolof, is a one-pot rice dish popular in many West African countries such as The Gambia, Senegal, Ghana.

Banku and tilapia

Banku can be served with soups and stews alike. Today we delve into the most popular way of serving this delicacy; with grilled Tilapia, accompanied by some grounded hot pepper.

Fufu and goat light soup

In the Eastern and Ashanti regions of Ghana, one meal guaranteed to work its wonder is fufu and goat light soup

Popular Breakfast Foods In Ghana

1. Hausa Koko and Koose

The meal which is mostly accompanied by Koose is something Ghanaians love to eat in the morning. It makes you feel heavy and you might not feel hunger until lunchtime. Some people also accompany the Koko with bread. This is one of the most enjoyed beverages in Ghana, plus it’s very cheap too.

2. Tom Brown

This is a combination of milled roasted corn and groundnut. It’s normally prepared very thick and mixed with milk and sugar to taste. It’s eaten either with no accompaniment or with bread and sometimes egg.

3. Tea/Milo/Coffee

This is in the script and some people stick by it for their breakfast. However, the interesting thing is that the cups used in drinking these beverages are not the typical teacups we have, these can be described as mini buckets

4. Beans And fried ripe plantain/rice

This food is quite delicious and nutritious, it’s also very heavy and can induce sleepiness in most people but Ghanaians love it as breakfast because it provides energy for the day and can help fill one’s tummy so one doesn’t feel hungry for a long time.

5. Koko with bread

Mostly found in the coastal areas of Ghana, “Koko” is mainly a paste made by boiling a mixture of corn dough and water. It’s usually accompanied by bread.

Popular Lunch Foods In Ghana

1. Red Red

Red red is a Ghanaian dish composed of black-eyed peas, cooked in palm oil/vegetable oil with plantain. The dish derives its name from the red color it takes on from the red palm oil and the fried plantain

2. Banku

Banku is a Ghanaian dish that is cooked by a proportionate mixture of fermented corn and cassava dough in hot water into a smooth, whitish paste.

3. Shoko

Shoko is a delicious traditional spiced stew from Ghana in West Africa. It is prepared with beef, spinach, as well as tomatoes

Popular Dinner Foods In Ghana

1. Kontomire soup

Kontomire soup or ebunu ebunu (green green) is a flavorful Ghanaian soup made from cocoyam leaves, smoked fish, mushrooms, and snails. Cocoyam leaves give the soup its characteristical green color.

2. Palm Nut Soup

Palm nut soup is a hearty Ghanaian dish consisting of palm nut pulp, water, fish or meat, tomatoes, onions, and flavorings such as pepper, salt, garlic, and chili peppers

3. Kelewele

Kelewele is a flavorful Ghanaian dish consisting of deep-fried plantain chunks that are usually combined with salt, ginger, and hot peppers.

4. Waakye

Waakye is a Ghanaian dish of cooked rice and beans, commonly eaten for breakfast or lunch. However, others eat it for supper.

5. Fufu and Soup

In general, fufu refers to a dough made out of boiled and pounded starchy ground provisions like plantains, cassava, or malanga or a combination of two or more. Fufu is a staple food common in many countries in West Africa and Central Africa such as Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ghana, Liberia, Cote D’Ivoire, Benin, Togo, Nigeria, both Congos, Cameroon, the Central African Republic and Gabon, and is also found in the Caribbean.

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