Ngai Ngai na basóló or roselle leaves with eggplant stew

In the past, we talked about hibiscus flowers were used to make a popular drink called Bissap. Today, I will share with you a popular recipe, from Congo, made with roselle leaves instead of hibiscus flowers.

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Jus de Bissap or Hibiscus juice with pomegranate

For ages, Hibiscus sabdariffa flowers (also known as Roselle) have been used to make one of the most popular drinks in the entire African continent. In fact, from Dakar in Senegal to Cairo in Egypt, it’s not uncommon to find street vendors selling chilled Hibiscus juice or Hibiscus tea at bus stations, markets, or even stadiums during sport events.

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