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How To Prepare Oil-Less Tomato Stew

Nigerian tomato stew is a major favourite in most homes as it can be eaten with almost any meal from rice to beans to traditional swallow.

You don’t have to give up in this favourite Nigerian tomato stew because of health or weight reason rather switch to the oil-less tomato stew.

The oil-less tomato stew option is a delight to taste even without “oil”.


  • 10 tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper
  • 5 red bell peppers
  • 3 large onion
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp curry
  • Chopped ginger
  • Chopped garlic
  • Bay leaves
  • Meat(Beef or chicken)
  • Salt


  1. Chop the onion, tomatoes and pepper into small sizes. Blend the chopped ingredients in an electric blender until it is smooth.
  2. Pour the blended mixture into a large pot. Allow to boil until all the water in the blended content is gone.
  3. In a pot, add the meat(beef or chicken), curry, thyme, bay leaves, chopped ginger, chopped garlic and salt. Allow the meat to boil until it softens.
  4. Leave the boiled meat to cool down then drain the fat extract from the surface of the meat water
  5. Pour your boiled meat and the meat water into a pot containing the boiled paste. Allow the mixture to boil. Add salt to taste.
  6. Cook at low heat and stir the mixture at intervals gently.
  7. Taste the mix to make sure that the raw tomato is ready. If it still tastes raw, add little water so it can boil properly.
  8. When the raw texture is gone, then you can stop boiling the mixture.
  9. Serve the oil-less tomato stew with any delicacy of your choice.
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