• 390.garlic chilli mogo

    May 28, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Should that be the veggie national dish of UK?      Its really baffling that though mogo, cassava, tapioca, yuca does not grow in UK, every Indian restaurant will offer mogo as a starter. Be it chilli mogo, garlic mogo, garlic chilli mogo, chilli garlic mogo, dry or with gravy,fried. I still have to come across a popular Indian restaurant in UK not serving this dish. It seems it is a popular dish among the Indians. Everytime we go out for dinner as a family(huge one), mogo is always ordered. I tasted this dish for the first time in a popular Indian restaurant we had gone to years back.      A few days ago, Esther my veggie lady as I call her, brought fresh…

     
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  • 371. Kaki’s irio

    February 15, 2014mayurisjikoni

    nutritious and filling    Much of the African cuisine is not fully discovered as yet by the rest of the world. Though Kenya falls in the Savannah region, many parts of the country grow a rich variety of fruits and vegetables that provide the people of the area with their basic requirements of carbohydrates, proteins and minerals. Colonization by the British Empire and the influx of Indians and Arabs has added variety to the basic dishes prepared in many parts of Kenya. The coast is well known for using coconut milk in most of their dishes, the highlands use lots of potatoes and areas around Lake Victoria use a lot of fish and cassava. Over the years traditional methods and recipes have given way to…

     
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  • cassava in coconut milk

    February 4, 2014mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:  FOODIE’S REDOING OLD POSTS #5 Old posts just get lost in the wide wide wide web unless they are very popular. Renu who blog’s at Cook with Renu has started a Facebook Group called Foodies_ Redoing Old Posts where every two weeks we can redo our old posts and share it on the group. What’s the advantage of doing this? Well, it gives us the opportunity to improve the write up, update photos and get comments. I’ve got so many old posts that need updating especially where the photos are concerned. This group with definitely give me the ‘push’ to prepare the dishes again for better photos. Cassava in coconut milk is a famous Kenyan coastal dish and very easy to prepare. Tui varo…

     
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  • 319. Mogo chaat

    August 29, 2013mayurisjikoni

    simply delicious Cassava is known by many names like yuca, tapioca, mogo, manioc root etc. The rains at the coastal region means that the mogo as its called in kiswahili is fresh and when cooked very powdery. My kaki makes this yummy simple mogo and she really doesn’t have a name for this dish. I took the liberty of calling it Mogo chaat because that’s what it is “chatpatta”. I have not eaten this dish at anyone’s home here in Kenya or as a street food. Yes mogo cooked in coconut milk is common but not this dish. I think my kaki learnt it from Tanzania where she had lived many years ago. Slight changes have been made to the dish to make it more…

     
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  • Fried Mogo/ Fried Cassava

    June 28, 2013mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #19 What is Mogo? Usually pronounced and spelt as Mogo by most Indians from East Africa, its actually called Mhogo (pronounced as M-hogo). Mogo, cassava, tapioca or yuca, call it what you want. A  root  tuber which originated in Paraguay and Brazil, was brought to Africa during the slave trade era. Its a staple diet for the poor as its cheap and high in starch. Filling and cooks easily, mogo is added to stews, cooked with coconut milk, fried, boiled or roasted. Mombasa and Mogo Cassava or mogo is grown in abundance in the surrounding areas of Mombasa. A visit to the famous Mama Ngina Drive or Lighthouse as most Kenyans call it, is not complete without having some mogo…

     
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  • Mhogo Na Bhajia (Cassava Fritters)

    July 27, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Mhogo Na Bhajia? Mogo or as correctly known as Mhogo is the Kiswahili word for Cassava, Yuca or Tapioca. Bhajia is a popular snack from the Indian Sub Continent. Also known as bhajji, bhaji, bhajiya is a spicy fried fritter usually enjoyed as a snack on its own with chutney or served as a part of a main meal. Bhajia is one and the plural is bhajias, can be made from flours, vegetables, meat, fish and different grains. A spicy batter is made, a bit of it scooped up with fingers or a spoon and dropped into hot oil for frying. Best enjoyed when hot, any type of bhajia is a very popular snack. A bit more about Mhogo (Cassava) Mhogo grows in…

     
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