• Kachri Bateta/ Babu Kachri

    March 14, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: CHIPS RECIPE: KACHRI BATETA/ BABU KACHRI    Kachri Bateta/ Babu Kachri Kachri Bateta/ Kachri Babu is a tangy, lip smacking spicy potato stew served with a dry coconut mango chutney and topped with ganthia and crushed potato crisps or chips. first publish on 20/05/2012, updated & republished on 14/03/2021 What is Kachri Bateta/ Kachri Babu? Kachri Bateta, also known as Kachri Babu is a famous street food from Mombasa. In fact, it’s believed that this dish is influenced both by the Swahili and Indian Cuisine. Probably, the potato stew is of Indian origin but addition of grated or minced raw mango to the stew is from the Swahili cuisine. Specifically, the topping of  ganthia or thick sev and potato crisps is…

     
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  • Maharage Ya Nazi/ Kidney Beans in Coconut Milk

    December 9, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #224 DUE SOUTH WHAT IS MAHARAGE YA NAZI/ RED KIDNEY BEANS IN COCONUT SAUCE Maharage ya nazi is a popular Swahili dish which is made from red kidney beans, very simple spices, tomatoes and coconut milk. In the Kiswahili language maharage is red kidney beans and nazi is coconut. However, you must be wondering why I’m introducing you to the Swahili dish Maharage Ya Nazi or Kidney Beans in Coconut Milk. Well, read on and you’ll find out why that was cooked in my kitchen today.   Group Theme For this week the FoodieMonday/Bloghop Group theme was suggested by Kalyani who blogs at Sizzling Tastebuds. The theme was Due South. In other words, Kalyani wanted us to cook a dish from any…

     
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  • Viazi Karai

    December 16, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: GUEST POST FOR SIZZLING TASTEBUDS Whenever I’m approached to do a guest post, I get really excited as it gives me the opportunity to share a bit of me with the blogger and I get to know the blogger, different cuisine and different ideas too. So when Kalyani, asked if I would be a guest on her blog, I obliged willingly.  Kalyani has a wide selection of Vegetarian recipes be it healthy, vegan, for toddlers or some treats too.Check out a healthy chaat using moong .I’m waiting to get some fresh crunchy purple cabbage to try out her Bolivian Purple Cabbage Salad. Do you want to try a healthy dessert? Then check out the Vegan Chilli Chocolate Mousse.Its quite easy to maneuver through her…

     
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  • Githeri

    September 21, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017 #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES/LENTILS RECIPE: GITHERI Githeri is a one pot traditional Kikuyu dish that is made from beans and white maize (corn). It is a delicious, easy to prepare, protein rich dish which can be enjoyed on its own or with ugali or chapati. A Bit About Githeri Pronounced as guh theory, Githeri is a typical Kikuyu dish. Both the beans and maize used can be fresh or dry. Nowadays some add curry powder, garlic and other spices. Traditionally, both are boiled in water till well done and the water has evaporated. Add salt and oil or fat just before serving. Here, my reference to the maize is the white variety and not sweet corn. Originally from…

     
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  • Paneer Samosa

    June 6, 2016mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #43 RAMADAN SPECIAL  RECIPE: PANEER SAMOSA What is a Samosa? Samosa is a fried snack. The pastry is crispy or flaky and its stuffed with a spicy filling of vegetables, meat or paneer. Spices, herbs, are added to the dry cooked. The filling is stuffed in a pastry which is usually made at home. There are two main different types of samosas The difference is in the way the pastry is made. The more famous samosas that are widely available in India have a flaky pastry and are folded into  more plump triangles. The ones that I grew up enjoying have a thin precooked pastry that becomes crispy on frying. They are triangle in shape but not as plump as the Indian…

     
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  • 539. Vitumbua (coconut rice pancake balls)

    February 9, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Vitumbua #BreadBakers From the East Coast of Africa Vitumbua (singular kitumbua) pronounced as vee toom booa are the local answer to pancakes/ doughnuts in East Africa especially in Tanzania and the coastal part of Kenya.Instead of being deep fried, they are made in a special vitumbua griddle/pan. Its similar to the aebleskiver pan or appe pan or paniyaram pan. Vitumbua is a common Tanzanian street food and found during Ramadhan in Mombasa. Its usually served with hot tea as breakfast. Beneath the crust the interior is light and fluffy, melt in the mouth texture. Most of the East African Coast cuisine has been influenced by Indian, Yemeni and Omani culture so perhaps vitumbua too may have been brought here by one of the settlers. The…

     
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  • Vibibi – Swahili Pancakes

    August 2, 2013mayurisjikoni

    GUEST POST FOR GHEZA- E – SHIRIIN RECIPE: VIBIBI – SWAHILI PANCAKES What are Vibibi? In general, Vibibi is a gluten free rice and coconut pancake. A typical East Africa Coastal or Swahili dish. Moreover, these small coconut flavored pancakes are served piping hot on the streets for breakfast. A small cup of kahwa, the Swahili black coffee flavored with ginger and vibibi… that’s truly a breakfast to die for. Unfortunately, these days I see less and less women selling vibibi as street food. However, that does not stop me from making some at home especially for Sunday Brunch. In fact, one pancake is called Kibibi and several are Vibibi. Guest Post Huma who blogs at Gheza -E -Shiriin requested that I share a Ramadan…

     
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  • 237. kaimati

    March 10, 2013mayurisjikoni

    4th President elected After a long wait, the election results finally came out yesterday. The final tallying was completed around 2 or 3 a.m. on Saturday. The results were officially announced around 3.30 p.m. The nation waited patiently. Uhuru Kenyatta becomes the 4th President of Kenya and the 1st under the new constitution. The youngest guy to occupy the prestigious post, a classmate of mine, much is expected from him. Hope he is able to deliver what he has promised along with his running mate Ruto. People suddenly sprang back to life after having been in a slumber like a hibernating bear for a nearly a whole week.  To celebrate this important historic moment I made a typical coastal dish, Kaimati. It is like a…

     
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  • Mamri

    March 5, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Election fever is on Once again disappeared for a whole week…. no blogging and friends were wondering if I had run out of recipes. Hardly the case. It’s just that I went to meet my son in Dubai and spent a whole week getting dazzled by the tall buildings, all the gold and diamonds and the endless number of restaurants. I got to taste bao (chinese steamed bun), nice soft and less salty halloumi cheese and goat cheese. I would have tried out a lot more variety of food but the serving portions are huge. Its amazing how you can find practically any sort of cuisine in Dubai. Dubai as a holiday destination is fine but I think to stay in connected with the rest…

     
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  • 193. healthy ugali

    October 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    kenyan diet    Ugali or sima as its called down at the coast is a very healthy meal which unfortunately no longer is a part of the daily diet for so many young Kenyans. Sausages, chips and other junk foods have become more convenient and appealing. However, it is still the basic meal for the common man. Ugali is made from white maize flour or what is commonly called here maize meal. Filling, full of good carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins, ugali is very easy to prepare. I learnt how to make it from my house help Julius. However he still thinks I don’t know how to make it. But shhh, I do prepare it on his days off. Ajay loves ugali and we tend to…

     
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