All Things Kenyan

Breads & Grains

Spiced Rice Recipe

1 cup cooked rice 2 Tbsp oil 1 onion, chopped 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp turmeric powder salt, pepper, cayenne pepper to taste Heat oil in pan. Add cumin seeds and turmeric powder to hot oil. Sprinkle cayenne pepper…

Pakoras Recipe

1 cup garbanzo bean flour* 1 cup water 1/2 tsp turmeric cumin powder coriander powder (optional) salt pinch cayenne pepper chopped green onions (optional) ginger, finely chopped (optional) Mix dry ingredients and add half the water. Mix well. Add more…

Muthya Recipe

1 cup rice or khitcherie (khitcherie tastes better) 1/2 cup wheat flour 1/2 gram flour* 1 onion chopped 1 hot pepper chopped and seeded (optional) 1 small piece of ginger, finely minced 1 tsp salt 1/2 turmeric powder 1 Tbsp…

Mandazi Recipe

Mandazi (also known as Maandazi or Ndao and sometimes called Mahamri or Mamri) are East African donuts. You can find these delicious donuts in large urban areas and also among the Swahili people of East Africa. Most small restaurants, called…

Corn Pones Recipe

1 cup white flour 1 cup maize meal (corn meal) 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 heaping Tbsp margarine or butter 1/2 tsp sugar hot water oil for frying Mix ingredients. Add enough hot water so you can…

Indian Chapati Recipe

1/2 cup white flour 3/4 cup wheat flour 1 tsp salt 1 Tbsp oil 1/4 to 1/3 cup water Mix the flours and salt together well. Add the oil an work it in with your finger tips until the mixture…

Chapati Recipe

Chapati is an unleavened (no yeast or baking powder) flat bread and a staple food among the Swahili speaking people of East Africa. Chapati is normally served with other foods like sukuma wiki (a vegetable dish) and other vegetables. Tear…

Dinnertime Recipes

An average Kenyan household generally eats ugali na sukuma wiki or chapati na sukuma wiki. Ugali is a stiff porridge (reminds me of play dough) made out of maize meal (white corn meal). Sukuma wiki is similar to collard greens…

Ugali Recipe

Ugali Recipe

An average Kenyan household generally eats ugali na sukuma wiki for dinner. Ugali is a stiff porridge made out of maize meal (white corn meal). Ugali is eaten with sukuma wiki and does not require any silverware. You simply use…