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Uganda - G-Nut Sauce (Ugandan Peanut Sauce with Chickpeas)

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine african, Uganda
Servings 4 Servings


Groundnut Special Sauce:

  • tbsp Smooth Peanut butter
  • ½ cup Low sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 Garlic clove, finely minced
  • To taste Salt

Other Ingredients:

  • 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tsp Peanut Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion, chopped
  • 4 cups Fresh Spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Cooked Chickpeas
  • ¼ cup Roasted peanuts
  • To taste Salt


To make G-Nut Special Sauce:

  • Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a small pan, and simmer over low heat for 1~2 minutes.

For the Sweet Potatoes:

  • Boil or microwave the sweet potatoes until soft. Let cool. Once cooled, scoop the flesh out of the sweet potato into bowl, and mash with cumin, lemon juice, salt and turmeric.

For Spinach & Chickpeas:

  • In the meantime, heat peanut oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add the onions and saute until the onions are starting to brown around the edges, about 4~5 minutes.
  • Stir in spinach, lower the heat and cook for 3~5 minutes or until spinach is wilted.
  • Add the cooked chickpeas and cook for 1~2 minutes.

To Serve:

  • Ladle Sweet potao mixture into 2 bowls. Top with chickpea-spinach mixture and cover with g-nut special sauce. Garnish with peanuts and serve warm.