• Ugali

    June 2, 2021mayurisjikoni

    What is Ugali? Ugali is like a porridge but much more dense made from white maize meal or maize flour. It is the staple diet of the indigenous people of East Africa. Also known as Nsima it is generally enjoyed with a vegetable and/or meat stew. People at the coast and around Lake Victoria enjoy…

     
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  • Passion Fruit & Tree Tomato Ice Cream

    April 29, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: FROZEN TREATS RECIPE: PASSION FRUIT & TREE TOMATO ICE CREAM This Passion Fruit & Tree Tomato Ice Cream has been inspired from the regular fresh juices that one generally finds on restaurant menus in Kenya. In fact, I love passion fruit and tree tomato juice as it is so refreshing,…

     
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  • 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…

     
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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/ KIDNEY BEANS IN COCONUT SAUCE Maharage ya nazi/ kidney beans in coconut milk is a popular Swahili dish which is made from kidney beans,  simple spices, tomatoes and coconut milk.  In the Kiswahili language maharage/maharagwe is kidney beans and nazi is coconut. Its may…

     
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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…

     
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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…

     
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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…

     
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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…

     
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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…

     
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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…

     
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