Cuisine of Lesotho
Cuisine of Lesotho

Basotho of Cuisine

Basotho (people of Lesotho) cuisine features African traditions and British influence. Lesotho is surrounded by South Africa and it shares culinary practices with its neighbor. Lesotho’s food culture features potato, seafood, rice and vegetables. Corn-based dishes include mealie pap, a maize porridge. There are also stews made with peanuts. British desserts can be found. Basotho cuisine tends to include sauces, but is generally less spicy than other African countries. Beetroot and carrot salads are common side dishes.

Traditional Foods Include:

Oxtail Stew Basotho Cuisine
Oxtail Stew Basotho Cuisine

1Oxtail Stew

Oxtail stew dishes are a traditional item in various cuisines.

Curries Basotho of Cuisine
Curries Basotho of Cuisine

2Curries

Dishes called ‘curry’ may contain fish, meat, poultry, or shellfish, either alone or in combination with vegetables. Additionally, many instead are entirely vegetarian, eaten especially among those who hold ethical or religious proscriptions against eating meat or seafood.

Kebabs Basotho of Cuisine
Kebabs Basotho of Cuisine

3Kebabs

Kebab dishes can consist of cut up or ground meat or seafood, sometimes with fruits, vegetables, and various other accompaniments according to the specific recipe. Although kebabs are often cooked on a skewer over a fire, they could also be cooked without skewering on a grill, baked in a pan in an oven, or prepared as a stew.