Malawian cooking often incorporates ground peanuts. During my time there which now seems like a lifetime ago, I’ve had it in spinach which is surprisingly good and in a sweet corn side dish. The sweet corn dish is by far my favourite and it’s something I’ve now incorporated into my regular meals. It’s great to serve on the side of a protein like meat or chicken or even with spinach curry and rice. The recipe below is one I use that’s easy and fuss free. It’s slightly adapted from http://chachiskitchen.blogspot.com.
Sweetcorn in Peanut Sauce
1 Tblsp peanut butter
1 Tblsp oil
1 handful fresh coriander; chopped finely
1 medium onion; chopped finely
3-4 chilies minced
4 tomatoes grated and skins discarded
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
salt to taste
1. Heat the oil in a medium size pot, add the onions, fry until golden.
2. Add the turmeric, coriander and cumin powders, cook till fragrant. Add the tomatoes, garlic, ginger and chillies, fry for about 5-8 minutes