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How to cook the real swahili style chicken

Recipe and secrets of one of the famous Kenya coast dihes

24-11-2017 by redazione

Chicken cooked "swahili style" is affected, like many dishes of the Kenyan coast, by ancient mixes and suggestions between India, Middle East and other countries that have frequented the Indian Ocean of Africa.
Here is the original recipe for this tasty dish of earth.

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Zege, the delicious Kenya street omelette

The recipe of one of the delicacies of kiosks in the coast

03-10-2017 by redazione

Zege (or Zegee) is a kind of salted omelette with potatoes and is one of the delicacies prepared by kiosks and fried food shops outside shops and on the edge of Kenya's streets, especially on the coast of Kenya. It can also be supplemented with other ingredients and become a real dinner.
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Vibibibi, swahili pancake with coconut and rice

The recipe of traditional swahili sweets

25-09-2017 by redazione

Vibibibi' are local pancakes made from rice and coconut milk.
"Vibibibi" in kiswahili means "ladies".
In the tradition of the Kenyan coast, they are used in particular for breakfast or as a sweet appetizer before lunch.
There are those who appreciate them also along with ice cream.

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Tamarind Chicken, a swahili tasty dish

An original flavours mixing of Kenya cuisine

19-09-2017 by redazione

The goodness of the free-range chicken in Kenya is not a mystery. In most cases it is cooked simply grilled, but there are Swahili dishes that include other pleasant encounters of flavours. One of these is the tamarind chicken (kuku wa ukwayu).
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How to make homemade mango chutney

Tasty sauce for flavouring meat and fish food

14-09-2017 by redazione

Chutney is a typical sweet-and-sour British sauce made with fruit or green tomatoes. It is excellent as a sauce for flavouring meat and fish foods.
The British took her to Kenya during colonialism and tried the variants with exotic fruit. Here is the most famous example, the mango chutney. 

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From subsistence food to culinary exotism

How Malindi area cuisine has changed

01-08-2017 by redazione

We know well the history and hardships of the African continent: a few strains and thousands of tribes scattered over an area of ‚Äč‚Äčabout 30 million square kilometers, which have paid a bitter duty to the evolution of the Western world, experiencing equal treatment in every corner of their land wild and sunny.
As well as the people and the nature, the kitchen was affected by European settlement, which has its roots even before the eighteenth century.
Arabs and Portuguese, Chinese and Indians, mostly merchants and adventurers, had already invaded the coast and sailed around the Cape of Good Hope, when the Old Continent decided to pitch tents in the forests, on the edge of the desert, at the foot of the mountains and the highlands, after working up the rivers and have discovered lakes and waterfalls. 

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Rain season, time for Githeri

Here's the recipe of the kikuyu dish

25-05-2017 by redazione

The Githeri (or Mutheri) is a typical dish based on legumes, cereals and favacees, just of the kikuyu tradition, but also of Embu and Meru tribes.
Now the recipe is popular throughout Kenya's central region and has its variations on Lake Victoria and Rift Valley.
Here's the Githeri recipe.

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Fish cubes in coconut and curry sauce

A sea dish of Kenya swahili coast tradition

20-09-2016 by redazione

"Samaki wa kupaka ya nazi", that is literally "Cubes of coconut fish" is a traditional Swahili dish from Kenya, which uses various spices of ancient Indian origin to give it a taste. A very tasty version includes the "madras", the most common version is the classic curry.
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05-04-2016 by redazione

Matoke" or "matoki" are green bananas that are not excessively sweet, which also in Kenya, as in most parts of Africa, have various uses. In addition to flour and bread, they are used as potatoes in stews.
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Swahili pilau rice with meat

One of the national dishes cooked in the coastal way

05-02-2016 by redazione

Pilau rice is one of the most frequent unique dishes to be found in Kenya's restaurants, especially on the coast. The recipe is of Middle Eastern origin, but its Swahili variant is mainly widespread in Kenya and Tanzania and its fame has also reached South Africa and Ethiopia. Unlike the Indian one, it does not have curry and is less spicy, but spicy than the Arab one.
Here is the recipe.

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01-01-2016 by redazione

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Meat cubes with mango chutney and coconut rice

A meat spicy recipe of Kenya swahili coast

05-12-2015 by redazione

Kenya's Swahili cuisine, as we know, is a mixture of the cultures and peoples that have landed on the coast, and the products of the territory they have learned to use. The example is provided by the use of coconut to boil and cream rice and by mango, which the English culture has also transformed into chutney sauce, using onions, spices and chilli peppers.

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Kaimati, sweet kenyan tortelli

How to prepare this swahili fried sweets

20-11-2015 by redazione

The kaimati are typical Kenyan sweets, and especially the Swahili coast, similar to our carnival tortelli. 
They are often garnished with a caramelized icing and coated with white sugar.
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Tasty beans with coconut sauce

Traditional Kenyan coast mijikenda dish

05-11-2015 by redazione

The coconut beans (maharagwe za nazi) are a poor but tasty and energetic dish of the tradition of the ethnic mijikenda that populates the Kenyan coast.
Depending on who prepares it, its taste and abundance of beans, it can be cooked as a soup (more brothy) or as a cream (with more coconut milk).
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03-11-2015 by redazione

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Beef cubes with cassava

Muhogo wa nyama, traditional kenya dish

20-09-2015 by redazione

"Muhogo wa Nyama" (meat with cassava) is a typical dish of Kenyan cuisine. The cassava is a tuber completely similar to the manioc, it is used to make flour or potatoes, both fried and stewed. Its taste reminds a bit of chestnut. In this case it may be an alternative to potatoes or green bananas for meat stew.
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Chapati swahili style

Flat bread from indian tradition

01-09-2015 by redazione

The chapati is a traditional bread brought to Kenya by the Indian tradition, but then evolved throughout the country and today prepared on the street, in poor places as well as in those of high level as an accompaniment for dishes.
Its simple and quick preparation makes it a tasty and filling dish to be paired with beans, vegetables or meat dishes and soups. 
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01-07-2015 by redazione