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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 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!
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.
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.
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.
Craving a curry and craving some fish? This Fish Curry recipe is sure to get everyone to the dinner table early! Serve it with your favourite steamed Basmati Rice and enjoy a super tantalising meal.
Mashed potatoes are a common side dish with grilled chicken or a fish. Why not change it up a little and make this Spicy Mashed Plantains. So delicious!