Put your groundnuts in a pot and let it boil. I purchase already peeled groundnuts from the store. When boiling, put just enough water to slightly cook the groundnuts so you do not have to throw any.
Here are the cooked groundnuts with very little water left which I used in the blending process.
If using shrimps, season them with a little salt (and white pepper if you wish) and set aside to marinate.
Chop up your spinach.
Use the tip of your finger to check the bitterleaf for softness.
Blend that baby to perfection and by perfection I don’t mean a very smooth paste like pap. It should be SLIGHTLY rough like ground egusi mixed with water.
Bring to boil then add your blended groundnuts and bring to boil. Let the aroma bless your home!
Add in crayfish and stir:
Then let the veggies go in.
Give that a good mix, let it simmer for about 5 minutes and turn off the heat.
Remember the left over half onion? Chop it up. Put oil to heat up in a skillet and saute the onions. Oh baby!
Add in the shrimps. Oh honey!
The shrimps are done when they turn pink. Add them to your pot of vegetable and groundnuts. Oh my!
Ndole is ready! Oh God!
I had mine with ripe plantains. I was too impatient to let my plantains boil to perfection. That’s the power of Ndole!
For a healthier version of this dish, totally omit or reduce the oil.
Please, please, please if you try this recipe do let me know. I really appreciate your feedback.