Botswana Cuisine

tshepza By tshepza, 19th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Tripe ( Serobe )

A popular dish of Botswana. Thoroughly washed, then boiled mixture of tripe, intestines, lungs and some inside parts of a cow, goat or sheep are cooked until soft . If an animal is sheep or goat, the trotters are added. They organs are then cut into small pieces with a pair of scissors before being spiced to add taste. This is usually served with maize meal, ( boiled corn meal)
(As for the trotters, they are left as they are).

Tripe (serobe)


1 kg stomach

1 kg intestines

2 large onion, diced

salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp turmeric

250ml beef stock

1 tsp oil


Clean stomach and intestines thoroughly and rinse under cold running water. Place in 3 legged cast iron, cover with water and bring to the boil and simmer gently for three hours or until very soft.

Season and add oil and slowly fry the tripe untill lightly browned, add the onions and sweat for 2 minutes or until softed without browning.
Add the turmeric ( turmeric is just for colour) and stock, simmer until the gravy thickens.

Serve immediately with maize meal.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
20th Mar 2011 (#)

It is certainlly interesting to read the cooking traditions of other cultures, although since having kept pet sheep I am finding myself becomeing more of a vegetarian!

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author avatar tshepza
20th Mar 2011 (#)

Watch this space, more vegetarian recipes coming!

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author avatar Dafeenah
21st Mar 2011 (#)

I love trying new foods from different cultures, but other than chicken liver, I just cannot eat anything that once inside of the animal. Thanks for sharing this.

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