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According to Nnedi Okorafor, the writer of the latest Black Panther comic, and presented by, Wakandans will most likely eat Jeweled Vegetable Pilau... What They Eat In Wakanda!

According to Nnedi Okorafor, the writer of the latest Black Panther comic, and presented by, Wakandans will most likely eat Jeweled Vegetable Pilau With Berbere Braised Lamb, as prepared in the video; What Would They Eat In “Black Panther”? The recipe was prepared by Kiano Moju for The recipe was built around East African cuisine.

Ingredients (serving 6 people)

Berbere Braised Lamb

  1. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  2. 2 lb boneless lamb shoulder, cut into 2-inch (5-cm) cubes
  3. salt, to taste
  4. pepper, to taste
  5. 2 medium finely minced red onions
  6. ¼ cup ghee, clarified butter
  7. 4 cloves sliced garlic
  8. 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  9. 1 tablespoon paprika
  10. 1 teaspoon cayenne
  11. ½ teaspoon ground fenugreek
  12. ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  13. ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  14. ¼ teaspoon ground clove
  15. ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  16. ¼ teaspoon allspice
  17. 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  18. 2 cups beef broth

Jeweled Vegetable Pilau

  1. ¼ cup ghee, clarified butter
  2. 2 medium red onions, sliced
  3. ½ green cabbage, core removed and shredded
  4. 2 cups shredded carrot
  5. 4 cloves minced garlic
  6. 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  7. salt, to taste
  8. black pepper, to taste
  9. 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  10. 1 tablespoon curry powder
  11. 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  12. 2 cups basmati rice
  13. 3 cups water
  14. 1 bay leaf
  15. 1 cinnamon stick
  16. 1 star anise
  17. 2 scallions, sliced
  18. ½ cup cashew
  19. ¼ cup pomegranate seed

Preparation for Berbere Braised Lamb

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium-high heat until oil is lightly shimmering. Add the lamb to the pot, season with salt and pepper, and brown on all sides, for about 10 minutes. Remove the lamb from the pot.
  2. To the same pot, add the red onions and cook until brown, for about 15-20 minutes. Stir in the ghee, garlic, ginger, paprika, cayenne, fenugreek, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, and tomato paste.
  3. Pour in the beef stock, stirring well to incorporate. Bring the sauce to a boil and return the lamb to the pot. Reduce heat to medium-low, so the sauce is at a gentle simmer, and cover and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally until the lamb is tender.

Preparation for Jeweled Vegetable Pilau

  1. Use a separate large, shallow pot, melt the ghee over medium heat. Add the sliced red onions and cook until soft and slightly caramelized, for about 20 minutes.
  2. Add the cabbage, carrots, garlic, and ginger, and sauté until vegetables have softened and cooked down.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, ground cumin, curry powder, and cardamom.
  4. Stir in the rice and add the water. Add the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, and star anise. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 20-25 minutes until water is absorbed and rice is slightly fluffy.
  5. Discard the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, and star anise. Stir the rice well before transferring to a large serving platter.
  6. Create a small well in the middle of the rice and spoon the lamb over the top.
  7. Serve garnished with scallions, cashews, and pomegranate seeds.


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