Chu sauce with Couscous

Abdoulie’s Chu is a simple sauce recipe from Gambia, made with meat and lots of vegetables of your choice. Quite delicious and we really enjoyed it.



  • For: 8
  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 42 min
  • Ready in: 52 min


  1. Ingredients
  2. Wash and cut the vegetables in small pieces, such as shownChu ingredients: bell peppers, onions, potatoes, carrots ...
  3. Pour some oil in a large sauce pan and heat it.
  4. Add the vegetables and on low heat, let them cook, while you stir them now. Add the spices, salt and tomato puree. Mix well and continue to stir fry until the vegetables turn glassy. Chu ingredients: stir frying the vegetablesin oil
  5. Peel potatoes and cut each into quarters and add themKitchen Thymus
  6. Cut the meat into smaller pieces and add them too and cook until they start boiling.Add the pre-cooked meat
  7. Add the pre-cooked meat soup or some water and let this cook on low heat, covered, until the potatoes are cooked. Remember to stir now and then.


Chu with chapati
Chu with chapati

Using pre-cooked meat (mutton, pork and especially beef… like left over from yesterday) considerably shortens cooking time.

This can be eaten with lots of different foods, including pasta, couscous [Wikipedia], rice, potatoes, ugali, chapati (see recipes on this site) and much, much more.

Recipe Video

Abdoulie’s Chu