What is a Madumbi

published by CHIPMUNK on Jul 25, 2011

Madumbis are grown in sub-tropical regions.

A Madumbi is the root of a plant, although this root vegetable is a type of sweet potato it tastes more like a potato, and is also called a  amadumbi. 

A vegetable that has been grown in Kwazulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, for centuries, by the local people,   it is regarded as an indigenous plant, yet it grows in all sub-tropical regions, other names  are, cocoyam, taro or dasheen.


Ideas with Madumbis

Peel and use like potatoes in stews, or curries, but they take longer to cook, not the same time of cooking like potatoes.

You can  grate them with onions to make  delicious  potato pancakes.

Cook in their jackets, peel and serve with lots of butter, salt and pepper.

Use as an alternative base for potato salad.

Madumbis can be cooked, like you would potatoes, make a salad with gherkins, mushrooms, peppers, shallots, herbs, nad add a simple salad dressing.

If you are having a barbecue, wrap Madumbis in foil and cook among the coals.

The benefits of the Madumbi is not yet known,  but this African potato is scrumptious and unique.

8 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by pandasux
    July 25th, 2011 at 3:43 am #

    Thanks for the information.
    I didn’t know it before.

  2. # 2 by yeasin
    July 25th, 2011 at 9:13 am #

    very nice article indeed

  3. # 3 by gaby7
    July 25th, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    Looks a tasty paste!

  4. # 4 by Crissleigh
    July 25th, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    It sounds yummy thanks for the share.

  5. # 5 by trruk1
    July 25th, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    Never heard of those before. If I happen to find one I will know it is good to eat.

  6. # 6 by Meg Smith
    July 25th, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    Thank you. You have introduced me to a new root vegetable. I will start using them as soon as I can find a source.

  7. # 7 by Raj the Tora
    July 25th, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    looks delicious. Will taste it if I visit SA

  8. # 8 by Redfiery
    July 27th, 2011 at 4:05 am #

    good one !

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