Wele / Kpomo Stew



Wele / Kpomo Stew

This stew is a banger and goes well with any dish of your choice. Using both soft and medium textured cow hide for this stew makes it more graceful.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Lunch, soup & stew
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 6 People


  • Sauce Pan
  • Wooden Spatula
  • Plate
  • knife


  • 1 kg Wele/kpomo cleaned
  • 200 g fresh tomatoes blended
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 200 g tomato paste
  • ¼ cup mixed scotch bonnet pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp rosemary powder
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp crayfish powder


  • Pour the vegetable oil in a sauce pan on medium high heat
  • Add onion and the it sweat for 2 minutes stirring occasionally
  • Add tomato paste, stir in and let it simmer for 7 minutes
  • Add the tomato and scotch bonnet pepper puree, stir and add bay leaves, curry powder, rosemary powder, salt, crayfish powder, give it a quick stir and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes
  • Add the wele/kpomo, stir it into the stew then cover, turn down the head and let it slow cook for 20 minutes
  • Take of the lid, stir and allow it to simmer for another 5 minutes
  • Wele/Kpomo stew is ready to serve, serve with any side dish of your choice



Kid-Friendly Adaptation: The wele should not be too hard.
Keyword Accra Food Festival, kpomo recipes, kpomo stew, wele stew, yearofretur

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