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The final plated dish of Zimbabwe Dovi - Peanut Stew

Dovi: Zimbabwean Peanut Stew

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  • Author: Noreen
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x


Dovi: Zimbabwean Peanut Stew in olive oil and peanut butter.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons of a hot chili or peri peri sauce (optional, but highly recommended)
  • 2 red chili peppers, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 7 oz can of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup okra, whole
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • Salt and pepper


Stage 1 – Create Peanut Stew Base

  1. Take a large pot over medium-high heat and add your olive oil
  2. Once the oil is heated, add your onions and garlic. Cook together for 3 minutes as the onions become translucent
  3. Next, add 1 cup of vegetable stock, chili sauce and peanut butter. Using either a whisk or a slotted ladle, stir in the peanut butter until it has dissolved and mixed with the liquid

Stage 2 – Add Remaining Ingredients to Dovi

  1. Add the remaining vegetable stock, tomato paste, cayenne pepper and carrots. Reduce the head to medium-low and cover the pot to let the dovi simmer for ~10 minutes
  2. Next, add your okra and re-cover the pot. Simmer for another 8 minutes as the okra cooks (and helps to thicken the stew)
  3. Finally, add your spinach and mix in as the spinach shrinks and softens (roughly 2 minutes). Mix well into the stew, then take off your dovi off the heat. Serve and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Zimbabwean