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There is nothing that tastes as good as soft meatballs soaked in a beautifully flavoured sauce and served with warm soft layered Chapati’s. This dish is an absolute winner!
The best thing about the Kenyan Style Goat Pilau is the perfect marriage of the tender goat meat with the spiced rice. This dish is a burst of flavour and a whole meal in itself. This dish is known to be best cooked by the women of the Kenyan Coastal region, but it’s so simple to make and I’m sure this will be one of those recipes that will be made very often in your home.
This incredibly soft and airy milk bread is made using a special technique that involves a “roux” which is the starter. Once you make this at home, you will never be buying bread from the super markets again. This fluffy bread can made into loaves, pull apart buns, burger buns or even mini dinner rolls.
The secret to the perfect liver is not to over cook it. This recipe makes the most delicious liver which I serve with a coriander rice that has a hint of lemon. What a combination!
Vibibi are soft and fluffy pancakes that are made from a rice and coconut batter. They are the perfect option for a light breakfast and you can even prepare the batter from the night before. You can also use rice flour if you don’t have the time or patience to soak the rice over night.
Mandazi is a popular snack that is sold at almost every local restaurant and by the road side too and usually taken for breakfast with a cup of tea. This lemon mandazi adds a whole new element of flavour to the regular mandazi.
Mutton Biryani is yet another Biryani that is a beautiful fusion of taste, aroma and tender meat served on a fragrant rice. This version is a speciality of the Kenyan Coastal region whereby the meat is served on top of the rice.
The secret to a soft layered Kenyan chapati is the dough. A dough that is soft will also produce soft chapati’s. Chapati, also commonly known as Chapo’s, are common in Kenya and eaten with sukuma wiki, stew, nyama (meat) and are even taken on it’s own with some tea. In this recipe, I show you how to form the layers in the chapati in four different ways.
Chicken curry with rice is just comfort food for me. I love the simple flavours in this dish that pair so well with some steamed rice or chapati’s. My recipe is a a Kenyan style chicken curry that is also sometimes referred to as Dhania chicken in a lot of restaurants around Kenya.
Samosa’s have got to be one of the most popular snacks in Kenya. You often find them filled with minced meat, but this version of vegetarian samosa’s filled with Ndengu or Pojo if that’s what you call green grams is so delicious, i’m sure most of you will choose to have it over the meat filled version. These samosas are little parcels of heaven.