How to Cook Dried fish (Obambla)

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How to Cook Dried fish (Obambla). The Obambla fish: Just after fishing, the fish is split open, dried, and/or smoked and stored for a long period without going bad. This is how it’s made, and given the name Obambla. Obambla is always available in all seasons – both rainy and sunny.


  1. Dried fish
  2. chopped onion
  3. 1 tbs soda ash
  4. 2 tbs cooking oil
  5. 1 tbs salt to taste
  6. lemon
  7. tomato(optional)

Obambla Cooking Instructions

  1. Step 1 Wash the dried fish in hot water
  2. Step 2 On a pan put the cooking oil and leave it to heat for about a minute
  3. Step 3 Add the onions and strir till the start changing to golden brown
  4. Step 4 Add your sliced tomatoes and stir untill u have a thick paste
  5. Step 5 Add the soda ash and leave it to simmer for 2mins
  6. Step 6 Place your washed dried fish to the solution
  7. Step 7 Sprinkle your 1tbs of salt
  8. Step 8 Squiz your lemon on top of it (this enables both to add flavour to the fish and to reduce the smell of the dried fish)
  9. Step 9 Cover your cooking pot and let it cook simmer for about 20 mins
  10. Step 10 Serve with ugali.
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