Botswana’s national dish is almost always found at special occasions, weddings, and during the country’s celebration of the independence day. The dish is called seswaa, also known as chotlho, denoting meat on the bone (usually beef) that’s slow-cooked in salted water.
Once the meat has been cooked, it is pounded with large wooden pestles, then served over pap. Seswaa is usually prepared by men due to the physical extortion during the preparation process, since the meat is cooked in traditional, three-legged pots (called potjie) over an open fire.
Lamb or goat meat can be used instead of beef, although beef is the most popular option in Botswana.