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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 making a banana cake is how simple it is and yet so delicious. This recipe is also perfect to use up those over ripe bananas and what’s even better is the comforting feeling of coming back home after a long day of work to a slice of this moist banana cake and a cup of tea.
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.
These moist vanilla cupcakes are so easy to make is the best vanilla cupcakes recipe that you will ever find. These are my go to recipe any time I was some quick dessert or have little children coming over on short notice.
In Kenya, matumbo (tripe) is very affordable and it is actually really delicious if done well. Matumbo wet fry is often served with Ugali. My recipe requires you to boil the matumbo for 3-4 hours or until tender, but if you are in a hurry, you can use a pressure cooker and that will take you less than half an hour.
Don’t have an oven but want some home made pizza? Make this super simple mince meat pizza on the stove top. This recipe also features my special pizza dough which makes the perfect home made pizzas every single time.
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.