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Seswaa is the national dish of Botswana, made with beef, goat, onion and pepper, cooked over a thick maize porridge of ‘pap.’ Anything else added is seen as sacrilege. A salty, savoury stew, Seswaa is usually eaten at lunchtime.
Pulse based dishes are also popular in Botswana, and ditloo, an African style legume is often cooked with beans and peas for a rich, healthy accompaniment to meals. Try ditloo
This traditional dish uses deep fried dough bread, and is delicious when topped with syrup honey or jam as a desert. But it’s also eaten as a savoury dish, served with ground beef and pepper.