Somali Vegetable Hotpot Recipe

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SAIDA MIA ready-to-cook sauces are for quick and easy recipes that take you on a culinary adventure around the fabulous flavours of Africa.

This Somali Vegetable Hotpot is packed with goodness and is super tasty. You literally chuck everything into one pot and cook, making it easy and quick too.

Maraq sauces are cooked extensively across Somalia and my SAIDA MIA Maraq-style Sauce is inspired by the sweet and sour styles. It is made from a traditional spice blend, green peppers, mango, dates and a little tamarind to give the sourness.

Serve this quick and easy vegetable hotpot with wholemeal or white rice, or a flatbread.

All SAIDA MIA sauces and pastes have a gentle medium heat. Add fresh or powdered chilli to spice them up to your liking.

Ingredients & Prep

  • 1 jar of SAIDA MIA Maraq-Style Sauce
  • 2 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1” cubes
  • 150g can haricot beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 green chillies, chopped finely (optional)
  • 100ml vegetable stock
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets and stem pieces
  • 100g fine green beans, cut across into half pieces
  • Handful fresh coriander, finely chopped

Cook & Serve

  1. Place all the ingredients (except the broccoli and green beans) to a deep pan
  2. Bring to a boil on the stove top and turn down to a gentle simmer for 10 minutes
  3. Add the broccoli and green beans
  4. Continue to simmer until the vegetables are cooked through
  5. Add a bit more water if it needs it, or you want the dish to have a more soupy texture
  6. Check and adjust your seasoning
  7. Serve with wholemeal or white rice, or a flatbread garnished with the chopped coriander
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