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from: Western Africa | cooking method: boiling-simmering

Ngalakh

Ngalakh (Ngalax, Ngallax) is a West African dessert lakh (porridge) popular in Senegal. Like Caakiri, Ngalakh is a sweetened porridge, similar to many of Africa's grain-based Fufu-like staples that are mixed with water or milk to make porridges and beverages. Ngalakh's main ingredient is karaw or araw, a kind of Couscous made from millet. While caakiri is made with a yogurt- or sour cream sauce, ngalakh is flavored with peanut butter and the fruit of the baobab tree, called bouye.

baobab tree near boma, congo

In America and Europe, the Baobab trees might be best known to readers of The Little Prince. In the dryer, temperate regions of Africa, baobabs (Adansonia digitata) are a tree of myth and legend. Baobabs are carefully tended by rural peoples and are particularly useful:

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