Maafe (Wolof; var. mafé, maffé, maffe, sauce d’arachide (French), tigadèguèna or tigadenena (Bamana; literally ‘peanut butter sauce’), or groundnut stew, is a stew or sauce (depending on water content) common to much of West Africa. Variants of the dish appear in the cuisine of nations throughout West Africa and Central Africa.
Made from lamb, beef, chicken, or vegetarian, maafe is cooked with a sauce based on groundnuts, especially peanut butter/paste, and tomatoes. At Le Baobab Cuisine we prepare the vegetarian option with yam, sweet potatoes, navet, carrots, tomato and peanut sauce and we serve it with either rice or cous cous.