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BN Cuisine: Recipe for Cameroonian ‘Mbongo Tchobi’ a Spicy Black Stew by Precious Nkeih on Precious Kitchen



Mbongo Tchobi is a spicy black stew typically eaten by the Bassa people of Cameroon. It’s deliciousness has made it gain popularity in other parts of the country. The key ingredient is the mbongo spice, from which the stew derives its name.


  • 2 large fish of choice (I used tilapia) about 2 pounds
  • 4 teaspoons ground mbongo spice
  • 30 seeds njangsa
  • 2 seeds African nutmeg (Ehuru/Pebe) peeled
  • 3 small seasoning cubes (Maggi)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large tomatoes (or four small ones) roughly chopped
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 celery stalk – chopped
  • 1/2 stem of leeks – chopped
  • 7 garlic cloves- peeled
  • 1/2 inch ginger root – peeled
  • 1/2- 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper (optional)
  • 1 habanero/hot pepper (optional)
  • 2 stems green onions (optional) for garnishing

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  1. Redcarpetexperience

    December 28, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Hi precious, nice work. Please can you write recipe for Poisson ? Brasserie

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