Sensen are savoury pancakes made with bean flour, water and oil. When the Sensen are served, they are torn up into medium sized pieces and mixed into a pot of green vegetables. Deliciously salty, they are eaten with your hands and go perfectly with a bit of chilli powder over the top!
- Add the bean flour to a mixing bowl
- Add enough water until you can mix the flour into a thick paste
- Continue adding water until the mixture has a similar consistency to porridge
- Add cooking oil to a frying pan and heat slightly
- Add one ladle full of the bean flour mixture to pan at a time
- Cook until golden and flip
- Continue until you have used all your bean flour mixture
- Leave Sensen to cool
- Once cool, tear to pieces and add to your vegetable mix (see suggestion below)
Select your favourite green vegetables, in Ghana it is commonly served with sehr-var (green leaves) or you can try Moringa leaves and green peppers. Perhaps spinach would be a good substitute in the UK. Prepare your chosen vegetables by adding in salt and chilli pepper powder, add chopped onions and green pepper. Cook these in a sauce pan with a little oil until the onions and peppers are softened.
Now mix together with your pieces of Sensen and enjoy!