DOO'NAMBI
GOTSAAPE


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Doo'nambi Gotsaape

(A Recipe for Chokecherry Pudding)


1.    Doo’nambiha boo’wa.

                (Pick chokecherries from the trees.)

 

2.    Doo’nambiha gozho’hai.

                (Wash berries:

                in the sink under running water 

                or a creek with running water.)


3.    Doo’nambiha da’hna, seepaide, getaandem ba’a.

                (Place berries on a flat cutting surface: preferably stone.)

 

4.    Doo’nambiham daki’shi um bai’hai ma’aihku.

                (Crush chokecherries along with the pits.)


5.   Saa-witua gupa bai hannitsi, gotonoo ba’a u tsawe’nna.

                (Fill a small pot with water, set it on stove at medium heat.)


6.    Doo’nambiha nadakishi’peha saa-witua gupandu wetia’.
                (Place crushed berries in the pot.)

 

7.    Doo’nambiha no’yinge,

        (gai kaipai’yunde u tsiha’nniki’de),

        u gupagendengehwa’ka.
                (Let it boil until water turns color, stirring occasionally.)

 

8.    Dosa-deka’ (sewe namazogaadi) baa ga

        (sewe nayunnaadenga) tsipagade’nge.
                (Mix 1 cup water and 1 hand-full flour together

                    to make a pasty mixture (not too thick).)

 

9.    Doo’nambiha nasaape gahtu ubidaangu,

        heingu’a u wetiami’a. (U tsikwinduhipeide).
                (Pour mixture into pot, while stirring.)

 

10.    Dogwai u naha’ku’hka,

            sewe nayunnaaadi bi’hyaa’ u ma’ai wemaya’hakwa.
                (Add sugar to sweeten as desired.)

 

11.    U heetsa’we tsawenna’hwa, u heetsa’wehwa’ka.
                (Let cool.)

 

12.    Doo’nambiha nagotsaape mandi wetiatsi, u deka’hwa.
                (Serve and enjoy!)