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Burkina Faso - Ragout d'igname

Updated: Aug 29, 2021

Yam stew, literally!

Aneri's note: Burkina Faso is in West Africa and is French speaking, hence the name!


Ragout d'igname

Difficulty level (1-10): 4

The Burkina Faso Ragout is a sweet and savory stew, complemented by the necessary yam flavor. Though it does typically have meat, it's not unusual to serve without hence the authentic veg version of this recipe.


Yams - 3 lbs

Garlic cloves - 4, minced

Ginger - 1, shredded

Onions - 2, diced

Carrots - 2, diced

Bell peppers - 2, diced

Tomatoes - 2, diced

Oil - 1/4 cup

Vegetable broth - 1 liter

Water - 1 liter



1. In an instant pot, sauté the onions until browned. Then add garlic and ginger and stir fry.

2. Add diced carrots, bell pepper, tomato.

3. Pour 1 liter of cold water, 1 liter of broth, salt and pepper into the pot. Bring to the boil.

4. Add cubed yams.

5. Pressure cook for 25 minutes.

Recipe inspired by Afrotourism


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