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I love the aroma and taste of any biryani.. and even though this brown rice chicken biryani takes so much time to cook, it has to be one of my favourite meals to cook and almost the only thing that comes to my mind when I am super hungry. This dish is a perfect combination of flavours and goes really well with some natural yoghurt and pickled lemons.
Kuku paka (chicken cooked in a coconut sauce) and biryani are two amazing dishes, so I decided to bring them together and ended up with a recipe that I will be making over and over again for a very long time. The chicken is cooked in a rich coconut gravy and then layered with par-boiled fragrant rice and topped with my favourite fried onions and coriander leaves. This dish is a winner!
The name “Chicken Tikka” starts to make you drool. Chicken tikka is so simple to make and always great for those barbecue’s with the family and friends. It is marinated in a spicy yoghurt mixture and cooked over some coal to give it that delicious smoky flavour. You haven’t visited Kenya if you haven’t had chicken tikka at most of the famous barbecue restaurants around the city. I pair mine with a spicy rice, but chicken tikka can be a meal in itself.
Mutton kebabs coated in maize meal and fried are the best party snack ever. Most families have their version of a kebab family recipe, but this one here is special. It gets crispy on the outside and super delicious on the inside.
Eggs are a very versatile ingredient and that’s why I cook with them quite often. This easy egg curry is ready in 25 minutes and is amazing served with some bread or rice. Perfect dinner or lunch idea.
When you think of fries, you often think of potato fries. I always thought that too, except that now when I think of fries, these ugali fries instantly come to my mind. They are surprisingly the most delicious snack to have on its own and the coating gives it that amazing crunch. Feel free to experiment with as many spices as you like in the breading and if you have some left over ugali from the meal before, it works great to make these ugali fries.
Rolex is a Ugandan street food that is typically made by rolling an omlette made with onions, tomatoes, etc, into a chapati. My version is an elevated version of the classic Ugandan Rolex.
There is just something special about crispy whole fried fish that is soaked in a sauce. It is comfort food on another level. I love having my fried fish in a tomato peanut butter sauce. The sweetness and tanginess from the sauce is nicely soaked up by the marinated and fried fish.
Ever had some tacos and wondered how they are made? They are so simple to make and I show you how to make them with the most basic ingredients that we all often have in the kitchen. I make a simple minced meat that is filled in a shell made out of maize meal and topped with an avocado kachumbari (I guess that would be a mix of salsa and guacamole?).
There is something so special about eating Kienyeji chicken. For me, maybe it’s the fact that it takes so long to cook, but is tender to perfection. I serve my kienyeji chicken wet fry with a peanut butter sukuma wiki that goes perfectly well with Ugali.