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Gari fotor with sardines

Gari Fotor With Sardines

Abi Olayiwola
This delicious meal from Ghana is quick, easy to make and very filling. It is perfect as a side dish or main meal.
4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cooling time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine African, West African
Servings 4
Calories 394 kcal


  • 1 ½ cup Garri
  • 3 tablespoons Palm oil/Other vegetable oil
  • 2 Onions sliced
  • 2 Garlic chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mild curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper flakes/powder
  • ½ cup Stock
  • 1 can Sardine
  • 2 handfuls Spinach chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped for garnish


  • Take the sardines out of the can and break into chunks. Keep aside
  • Mix the tomato puree and pepper flakes in a small bowl with 2 tablespoons water to form a paste.
  • Heat the oil in a pan, then pour in the onions.
  • Fry the onions until translucent.
  • Add garlic, curry powder and ginger.
  • Allow to cook for about 30 secs before adding the tomato puree and pepper paste.
  • Add the stock and the sardine chunks.
  • Add some salt to taste, cover the pan and allow to simmer for about 15 mins.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the chopped spinach.
  • Allow to cool.
  • While the sauce is cooling, add some water to the garri to make it moist. Add enough water to make it slightly damp, not soggy.
  • Pour the sauce into the moist garri and mix thoroughly.
  • Serve with the chopped tomatoes.


Calories: 394kcal
Keyword Gari, Gari foto, Gari fotor, Garri, Ghanaian dishes
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