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Ugandan Goat Stir Fry | Ugandan Dishes

Goat is undoubtedly a favourite piece of the menu in Uganda - stews, fries, BBQs, you name it ... Goat is the in-house-thing! You won't quite easily find lamb here and goat ably substitutes that bit of the carte du jour.

I must mention that goat is relatively pricey at the butchers compared to the other meats - perhaps second to chicken and many times the bbq meat if not pork or beef!

Ugandan goat stir fry is one of those dishes that captures the basics of our traditional cooking - especially the use of our locally grown and produced ingredients ... but with a twist of modern cooking styles that brings out the best of food in Uganda.

It's quite simple to prepared and one that you will enjoy to cook now and again.

Well then, here is what you will need;

Ugandan Goat Stir Fry - On your menu in Uganda!

Preparation: 30 - 45 Muniutes (which you can do in phases)

Serves: About 4 - 6


1 kg of diced goat meat (throw in a few ribs if you wish)

1 Fresh Red Onion

1-2 cm of Ginger - preferably fresh, peeled and crushed.

Spring Onions

Fresh Coriander

1/2 tbsp Cumin

Black pepper

Oyster /Soy sauce (preferably light)

1 tbsp Olive Oil

Fresh Tomatoes (Chopped to generously big chunks)


Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a pan (preferably a Wok - if you can find one) on a moderate heat.

Toss in the goats meat and immediately add the ginger to spice and tenderise the goat. Keep turning and frying for 2/3 minutes.

In goes the Red Onions and Spring onions - for a minute or 2, fry occasionally keeping an eye on not running dry lest it sticks to the pan. Best advice is; if it's running dry, add a bit of water to allow it cook without burning and sticking to the pan.

Add garlic and season with salt ... In goes a pinch of cumin and black pepper (needs regulation especially if kids are part of your guests).

Keep tossing and turning as it fries away - again keeping an eye on the water not running dry - as and when necessary, add a bit of water to avoid sticking to the pan. On a moderate heat, allow it to cook away/ fry for about 7 - 10 minutes.

Add Oyster or soy sauce to give it a twist of flavour and colour - mix and turn to incorporate the soy sauce.

You are nearly there ...

... And in goes the chopped tomatoes (be generous with the chunk sizes) ... and finally give it a finishing touch of fresh chopped coriander.

There you have it - Ugandan goat stir fry, the Ugandan way!


Tip; This recipe could quite easily fit in with chicken wings, finely diced beef or lamb.

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