Vegetable Saute and ripe plantains

Jama Jama is a rich vegetable soup very popular in Cameroon. In Cameroon its cooked in different ways. It can be spicy and non spicy. The typical native style is cooked with salt and stock cube.

It is the native or traditional soup of the people of kom in the grassfield region Cameroon. Though its very popular in the whole country.

Some tribes used it as a side dish for achu. If you are living abroad and can not find this vegetable, you can substitute it with spinach. I use kale .


  • 1 chopped onion
  • 18 prawns
  • Celery leeaves
  • 1/2 cup ground crayfish
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 large capsicum
  • Blended ginger  and garlic
  • I stock cube
  • 4 ripe plantains
  • Some salt to taste
  • 500 g spinach leaves
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil.

 Before cooking your vegetable soup;

  • Wash with cold and warm water and drain properly.
  • Slice them into small pieces
  • Peel off skin of your prawns and remove the head and wash properly.
  • Wash fresh tomato and capsicum and blend .
  • Blend ginger garlic and celery
  • Ground your crayfish and set aside.


  1. In a larged frying pan, pour 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil and allow to heat for 3 mins .
  2. Fry 1/2 chopped onion in the oil.
  3. Add prawns and fry properly for 3-6 mins and set aside when done.
  4. You can use thesame frying pan to fry  your capsucum and tomato but without prawns.
  5. Pour the other half of onion in the pot and fry for 2 mins . Add tomato and capsicum paste and fry together for 7 mins until semi dry.
  6. Add your green vegetable and seasoned with crayfish, salt , stock cube and your ginger abd garlic paste anď fried prawns set aside.
  7. Allow to simmer for 3 mins . The prawns juice will marinate your vegetable and give it a very appertizing flavour. The crayfish will totally give it a magic touch .
  8. Serve hot with any chewy or swallow of your choice .
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