Spicy Kotodwe Stew (Cow Knee Stew)



Spicy Kotodwe Stew (Cow Knee Stew)

Spicy tomato stew prepared with cow knee and can be served with a bowl of rice
Prep Time 11 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 21 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course soup & stew
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 6 People


  • Sauce Pan
  • Rubber spatula
  • Small bowl


  • Cow Knee (Kotodwe)
  • 1 Medium Onion Diced
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic Minced
  • 1 Small Ginger Grated
  • 1 Tsp Anise Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 5 Medium Tomatoes Pureed
  • 1 Medium Onion Pureed
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic Minced
  • 5 Scotch Bonnet Peppers Pureed
  • 3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 5 Cooked Okra Halved (Optional)


  • Pour cow knee into a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onion, garlic, ginger, anise seeds, cumin, ground black pepper, salt, stir and add 1 litre of water.
  • Cover and let boil on medium-high heat for an hour.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium-heat, add pureè onion, garlic, stir and let simmer down for 4 minutes.
  • Then add the pureè tomatoes, scotch bonnet pepper, stir and let simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the stock, stir and adjust salt to your taste.
  • Add the cooked cow knee, stir and let simmer for 15 - 20 minutes on a low heat.
  • Spicy kotodwe stew ready. Serve with cooked okra.


Keyword Beans Stew, Cow Knee, Kotodwe Stew, spicy, Spicy Kotodwe

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