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If you have lived in Kenya or visited the country, Mbuzi Choma (barbecued Goat meat) or Nyama Choma is something you must have had at least once. The meat is cooked over an open flame and traditionally served with ugali, kachumbari (a tomato and onion salad) and some salt. You just lightly dip the meat into the salt and enjoy the simple flavours.
Some may call it puff puff, mandazi ya kumimina, kaimati without the sugar syrup or even mandazi ya maji. Whatever you want to call it, these little puffed balls of deliciousness are an amazing snack for any time of the day with a nice hot cup of tea.
We Kenyan’s love our fish and why should we not? We get fresh Tilapia fish from Lake Victoria in the Nyanza province. This Fried fish with tomato gravy is served with a Kenyan staple, Ugali. The fish is deep fried until crispy and coated with a thick tomato gravy.
Have you ever heard of Mkate wa Sembe (Swahili words directly translating to bread of maize meal). This bread/cake is a delicious accompaniment for tea time. It is also known as Mkate wa Mayai or a Swahili Sponge Cake.
We Kenyan’s love to use coconut in most of our recipes. Now you can include it in your grilled chicken too. The coconut cream mellows down the spice in this recipe and blend creates an absolutely amazing marinade for this chicken. Serve this spiced coconut chicken on a bed of yellow rice for a complete meal.
A classic Kenyan beef stew accompanied with properly cooked Ugali is everyone’s favourite. My method is one that results in beautifully cooked tender meat, however, you may some times purchase meat that is hard and needs to be boiled before adding to the pot.
Simple, perfectly spiced and absolutely delicious! This Kidney Bean Rice will make your day that much tastier.
This dish is so simple and sometimes referred to as kuku na nazi. This kuku paka recipe is a favourite amongst the family. It originates from the East African Coast with influence from the Indian cuisine.
Nicely spiced chicken, a beautifully cooked chapati (chapo) and some kachumbari over the top makes this chicken chapati wrap a must try.
There’s just something special about cake that is baked in the jiko. This mawe tatu cake is so easy to make and the perfect recipe for those who don’t have an oven. Mawe tatu stands for 3 stones however, feel free to use sand instead of stones to bake the cake.