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Place of originBotswana, South Africa, Lesotho
Main ingredientssamp, beans

Dikgobe is a Setswana word for samp and beans cooked together.[1][2][3] The dish is commonly served at Setswana celebrations of life, such as marriage, and those marking death, the passage out of life. For funerals, dikgobe is one of the two acceptable starches to be served, with sorghum as the other.[4]


  1. ^ Part Themba Mgadla, Stephen Volz (2006). Words of Batswana: Letters to Mahoko a Becwana, 1883-1896. Van Riebeeck Society. p. 71. ISBN 9780958513418. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  2. ^ enjolinfam. "South African Samp and Beans (Umngqusho)". Food.com. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  3. ^ Management, Society for Range (1985). Trail boss's cowboy cookbook : containing recipes from throughout the West and around the world (3rd print. ed.). [Denver]: Society for Range Management. p. 91. ISBN 0960369260.
  4. ^ Sari Edelstein (2009). Food, Cuisine, and Cultural Competency for Culinary, Hospitality, and Nutrition Professionals. Jones & Bartlett Learning. p. 358. ISBN 9780763759650. Retrieved 29 May 2015.