Food of Botswana: Famous Dishes of Botswana
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There is nothing like food that brings people together. For the foodies, who love to explore the different cuisines in their home country or in abroad, we are here to add some more mouth-watering dishes on their wish list that they must try when planning their vacation to Botswana.
We are going to talk about some of the famous dishes of Botswana in this article. So firstly, let take a quick look at the country then proceed with the food of Botswana.
The Republic of Botswana is a country located on the African Continent. The Republic Of Botswana is also referred to as Botswana. Gaborone is the capital of the Republic of Botswana.
Some of the famous dishes of Botswana are:
Seswa is one of the most popular dishes of Botswana that you cannot afford to miss while you are exploring the incredible beauty of the country. Seswa is the national dish of the Republic of Botswana, also known as Chotlho. The meat dish is made by boiling goat, beef, or chicken along with onion and pepper without adding any other seasonings. It is cooked in a three-legged iron pot until it becomes tender. The dish is usually prepared on special occasions and served with maize meal.
Dikgobe is one of the most recommended foods of Botswana that you must try while you are in the Republic of Botswana. You can have this dish as a main meal or as a side dish, that’s your wish. The dish is made by combining peas, beans, and processed maize i.e. samp. Dikgobe is one of the traditional dishes of the Republic of Botswana that is served on special occasions.
Morogo is also one of the popular side dishes of the Republic of Botswana. The dish is usually served as a side dish to the national dish of the Republic of Botswana, Seswa. The dish consists of three different dark green leafy vegetables along with onions and tomatoes. The dish is very rich in nutrients and serves as the staple diet.
Phaphatha is one of the popular food of Botswana. Phaphatha is a flattened, circular bread that is cooked on a dry pan. You can try the dish during the breakfast meal with a hot cup of coffee.
Porridge or Bogobe
Porridge or Bogobe is one of the popular traditional dishes of the Republic of Botswana. The dish is prepared with sorghum, maize, or millet flour. It is boiled until it turns into a soft paste and then cooked slowly. This dish is referred to as ting. Another type of Bogobe that you can have is Tophi, in which sour milk and a cooking melon are also added. Tophi is generally prepared by the Kalanga tribe.
Vetkoek is a traditional dish of Botswana which is not only famous in the Republic of Botswana but also in other countries of the African continent. The delicious food of Botswana is basically a fried dough bread filled with curried mince or chicken strew. This dish is available easily in any street food stalls and restaurants.
If you are visiting Botswana, then must try Braai meat of The Republic of Botswana (of course if you are non-vegetarian). In South Africa, Barbecue is a very sociable occasion and is referred to as braai which involves cooking anything (meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and even fruit) over hot coals in either a weber or at a fire pit.
Ditloo is one of the popular snack foods of Botswana. Ditloo is made by soaking the beans in water overnight which removes their gas and makes them easier to cook. There are a wide variety of recipes that are prevalent here for this African legume but one thing is common that all of them are equally delicious. Being rich in nutrients, Ditloo serves as a substitute for meat also.
The word Pap is taken from the Dutch language which means porridge. This dish is a staple food of the Republic of Botswana. The dish is prepared with maize and serve as a base for other traditional dishes of Botswana such as seswa, Braai meat etc. This is a very simple dish that you must try while exploring the country.
Mopane worms are multi-colored beautiful caterpillars that are usually served in a peanut sauce or tomato stew. Mopane worms is a local food of Botswana that you can try if you are one of the adventurous eaters.
Try to have the above-mentioned dishes of Botswana along with other special food, that you will find in the country.