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Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Sun, 2012-04-08 19:42


4 Servings
SourceFavourite Sierra Leone Recipes by Pamela Greene
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
20 minutes


In between meal snacks. Agidi and fried fish is a favorite for west Africans to eat on the streets.

Important Nutrition Information:- This is a starchy dish and must be served with other nutritious foods such as fish or rich sauce. Agidi from Favourite Sierra Leone Recipes by Pamela Greene


2 cups
cornstarch (fresh)
4 cups
water (cold)
salt (to taste)
banana leaves (cut leaves into six inch squares)


How to make Agidi?
1. Mix cornstarch with 2 cups of water.
2. Strain twice through a fine sieve.
3. Add salt to the rest of the water and boil.
4. Add the boiling water to the mixture stirring to prevent lumps.
5. Cook till mixture thickens.
6. Drops 3-4 tablespoonful of paste into banana leaves
7. Fold top and bottom over. Cool.
8. Serve with sauce or soup.

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