This Ghanaian dish, called Nkatenkwan or groundnut soup, is popular throughout West Africa. It’s typically a creamy chicken-peanut-soup.

A Soup With So Many Options

With our variations, the soup can be modified to your taste. For instance, use other vegetables and/ or make it a clear soup. 

Grains of the Paradise

Add a finish of grains of paradise (included). They are native to West Africa, mainly from Ghana, and a mild but pungent alternative to black pepper.


▪ Substitute okra with green beans, kale, or cabbage.

▪ Substitute peanut butter with other nut butter.

▪ For a clear soup, skip peanut butter and step 4.

▪ For a preparation without food processor and more tips, please see the notes at the after the recipe instructions.

The Nkatenkwan Culinary Spice Kit includes the following spices:
[1] Rosemary, bay leaves

[2] Grains of paradise

Grains of Paradise
Grains of Paradise