Cuisine of Mozambique

The cuisine of Mozambique has deeply been influenced by the Portuguese, who introduced new crops, flavorings, and cooking methods.[1]

The staple food for many Mozambicans is ncima, a thick porridge made from maize/corn flour. Cassava and rice are also eaten as staple carbohydrates. All of these are served with sauces of vegetables, meat, beans or fish.[2]

Typical other ingredients include: cashew nuts. onions, bay leaves, garlic, coriander, paprika, pepper, red pepper, sugar cane, corn, millet, sorghum and potatoes.

See also


  1. Batvina, Iryna. "National cuisine of Mozambique". Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  2. "Food & Daily life". Retrieved 2016-08-19.
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