Tripe Mogodu is a traditional South African dish that is loved by many. If you are not familiar with this dish, it may sound strange but it is definitely worth trying. Tripe mogodu is a stew that is made from beef tripe and trotters. The dish is usually served with tshwala, pap, or dumpling. In this post, we will take you through the process of how to cook tripe mogodu.
Before we start cooking, we need to have all the ingredients. Here are the ingredients you will need to prepare tripe mogodu:
- 1 kg beef tripe
- 6 trotters
- 2 chopped onions
- 4 sliced carrots
- 4 peeled and sliced potatoes
- 4 sliced tomatoes
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Now that we have all the ingredients, let’s get started with the preparation process.
Cleaning the Tripe
The tripe needs to be thoroughly cleaned before it can be cooked. Wash it with water and cut it into small pieces.
Poaching the Trotters
In a pot, add the trotters and enough water to cover them. Add salt and let it boil for about 2 hours or until the trotters are soft. Remove the trotters from the pot, let it cool and cut them into small pieces.
In a large pot, heat the olive oil and add the chopped onions. Fry the onions until they become soft and add the garlic. Fry for another minute or until the garlic becomes fragrant. Add the cumin and paprika and fry again for another minute.
Add the tripe and trotters into the pot and fry for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add the tomato paste and stir for another minute.
Add enough water to cover the tripe and trotters. Add the sliced carrots, potatoes, and tomatoes. Season with salt and black pepper. Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 2 hours or until the tripe is soft and tender.
Once the tripe is cooked, remove it from the pot and cut it into bite-size pieces. Serve with your choice of starch.
Cooking tripe mogodu may seem overwhelming, but it is actually a simple and tasty dish. You can customize the recipe by adding your own twist to it. We hope this guide has been helpful and that you will enjoy preparing and eating this South African favorite.