Mkandawire, Communications Officer
September 6, 2013
is one of the easily available types of relish accessed by families in various
villages across Malawi. It is a local delicacy that is cherished by many. Most
men and women who live in the urban areas find themselves eating outside their homes
in search of this treat.
of therere we are talking about here is one referred to in the local language
as Lokupa (sticky). To cook therere lokupa, the following are needed.
leaves (almost a basin full when not cut)
soda/Baking soda (¼ teaspoon)
clean the pumpkin leaves, making sure all unwanted particles are removed. There
may be some sand and other particles as the pumpkin leaves are directly taken
from the home garden. Carefully cut the
Okra in even pieces small enought to make them easy to
cook. Clean the tomato and cut well.
(about ¼ of a cup) in a pot, add the salt and boil for about 3 minutes. Add the
bicarbonate soda, the Okra and pumpkin leaves and let them boil for 3 minutes
also, then add the tomato and keep stirring until all is mixed and cooked. This
should take less than 10 minutes.
with Nsima and enjoy Malawi’s delicacy!