A wholesome Congolese treat.
This little ray of sunshine is filling and refreshing.
Made with few ingredients, Caakiri is very easy to prepare.
While we opted to make it with couscous, other grains such as fonio, millet, maize and even peas would traditionally be used more often.
The original recipe mixes yogurt and sour cream, which are flavored with vanilla extract.
For our recipe we chose a vanilla Greek yogurt to substitute these 3 ingredients. This way we are keeping the same thick texture and making the pudding more nutritious overall.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) is not the only country in the world making Caakiri. Other Western and Northwestern countries in Africa have this pudding, under different names and sometimes with slight changes in terms of spices and toppings used.
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