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Palm Butter Soup with Goat Meat (Banga Soup)

Palm Butter/Palm Nut/Palm Cream Soup is another Sierra Leonean dish which is also common in the West African region.  In Sierra Leone, every family has got their own special way of cooking their sauces and stews, simply because we do not read or follow recipes.  Girls learn how to cook by helping their mothers in the kitchen, so this is my family's version of the palm butter soup. As with most of my dishes, you can use any meat of your choice, but I am using goat meat because that is what I had in the freezer.

The ingredients I used are:

1kg goat meat (washed and cut into pieces), 2 tbs vegetable oil, 400g palm butter/cream, 2 medium sized onions, 2 medium sized fresh tomatoes, 2 habanero chillies (very hot),  3 stock cubes, 6 garden eggs and salt to season.
In a saucepan boil the tomatoes, one onion and chilies over high heat till the onion softens 

Over high heat, in another saucepan, fry the goat meat , chopped onions and stock cubes for 7 minutes

Then add palm butter/cream and four cups of water and bring to the boil

Now blend the cooked onions, tomatoes and chili

Add that to the soup, mix well, lower heat to medium and cook for 45 minutes to an hour or till the meat is as tender as you would like it.

Finally add garden eggs and cook for 10 minutes.

Serve with steamed rice.
This is so good but don't just take my word for it, give it a go and let me know if you like it.


  1. The name is perfect, simple and to the point.
    I am a vegetarian, but I could try to make it with soja meat.
    love and lovely weekend.
    Adding you to my blogroll

    1. Thanks Sacramento, please do it's very delicious. A lovely weekend to you too.

  2. You are taking me home each week . Keep reminding of where i come from. Bravo sisi Salo

  3. Love ur blog, u keep reminding me of sweet home. U looking younger everyday.(emiy)


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