Kamuna (Sierra Leone)


  • Sweet Potato leaves (3 handfuls)
  • Beef (1kg)
  • Okro(5 medium size)
  • Smoked fish (1 medium size)
  • Palm Oil (4 cooking spoons)
  • Broad beans (parboiled)
  • Ogiri (fermented beniseed) x 2 wraps
  • Fresh pepper (ground – 4 medium size)
  • Onion (ground) x 2
  • Maggi Cubes x 2
  • Water (6 – 8cups)
  • Salt (discretional)



Wash and season the meat with some ground onion and salt then steam till the water dries. Add water between 6-8 cups and the beans and continue the cooking for some minutes. Add the palm oil, grind and add the Ogiri. Wash and shred the sweet potato leaves very thinly. Stir the sauce and add the leaves. Cover the pot and allow to steam for about 5 minutes. Stir reduce the heat and add the fish at this point, the Okro is cut into 2 pieces each and added to the soup. Stir and add the remaining  ground onion with Maggi cubes to the soup. Stir and allow to simmer for 5minutes. Taste and add salt if necessary. Serve with boiled rice.