///Mopane worms relish

Mopane worms relish

Serving Size: for 4 people

Mopane worms relish


  • 500 grams dried mopane worms
  • 3 tomatoes, diced or 1 can of tomatoes
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 fresh chillies, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • tablespoon of fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • a little cooking oil (preferably home-pressed sunflower oil)
  • salt


  1. To reconstitute, soak the dried caterpillars in clean water for 15 minutes. Drain the water and give the worms a last clean, stretching them to clean in between the folds.
  2. Fry the onions in a little oil on medium heat. Add turmeric, chillies, garlic and ginger. Fry for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the caterpillars.
  4. Add the tomatoes and cook until the caterpillars have softened a bit but are still crunchy.
  5. Salt to taste and serve with sadza and green vegetables.

2016-05-08T10:53:21+02:00May 8th, 2016|mopane worms, recipes|Comments Off on Mopane worms relish