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Waagashi Tomato Stew

Spicy tomato stew cooked witih anise seeds and white local cheese
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course soup & stew
Cuisine African
Servings 6 People


  • Chopping Board
  • Sharp knife
  • Glass Mixing Bowl
  • Frying Pan
  • Napkin
  • Blender
  • Sauce Pan
  • Wooden Spatula


  • 3 Whole Local Cheese Waagashi
  • 5 Medium Tomatoes
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion Sliced
  • 1 Medium Red Onion Chopped
  • 4 Red Chilli
  • 200 g Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Anise Seed
  • Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Salt


  • Cut local cheese into cubes, place in a bowl, add salt, water and let soak for 10 minutes.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat, add the cheese and fry until golden brown.
  • Take out from the oil and set aside.
  • Blend tomatoes, red onion, garlic and red chilli into a smooth paste.
  • Heat the oil used to fry the cheese, add anise seeds, yellow onion, stir and let sweat for a minute.
  • Add tomato paste, stir and let simmer for 3 minutes, then add the blended mixture.
  • Stir and let simmer down for 7 minutes, then add nutmeg, black pepper, salt, stir and let simmer.
  • Add the fried cheese stir and let it simmer for 3 minuets.
  • Waagashi tomato stew ready to serve.


Keyword stew, tomato stew, Waagashi