Miriam Kinunda

Vegetarian Pilau

For unknown reasons I kept saying broccoli instead of cauliflower. I always use broccoli in this recipe, for the first time I decided to use cauliflower and I really got myself confused. Hope you will not take that very serious. I could edit it but I did not want too.

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Vegetarian Pilau

Vegetarian Pilau

Mango Pickle – Achali ya Embe

  2 to 3 large green mangos 1 tsp. whole black pepper 1 tsp. whole cumin seeds 12 whole cardamom seeds 2 tsp. turmeric powder 2 tbsp. chopped habanera peppers 1½ tsp. sea salt 1½ cup water 1?3 cup vegetable or olive oil Instructions Wash the mangos and cut into small, thin pieces. Arrange on…

Fried Yellow split Peas

This is a nice past time snack. Fried yellow split peas is an Indian influence. And this is also an ingredient in chevra (Indian: sold in many stores in Tanzania). Wash 1 cup of yellow split peas   Soak in 3 cups of water for 3 hrs or over night   Then discharge the water…

Chai (Spiced tea)-Chai ya Viungo

To make gourmet chai (spiced Tea) please use 4 cups of whole milk instead of low-fat. 4 cups of milk 1 cup of water 1 tsp. whole black peppercorn 1?2 tsp. or 9 whole cloves 1 long cinnamon stick (about 4 inches) 1 tbsp. whole cardamom pods (opened a bit) 1 tbsp. minced ginger 4…

Mango with Pilipili Masala

Pilipili Masala 4 ripe / almost ripe sweet mangos (For cocktail cubes, use 3-4 raw mangos; they don’t have to be very raw, but not almost ripe. 2 tbsp. hot chili powder 2 tsp. table salt 1 tsp. citric acid or 3 tbsp. lime juice In a wide bowl, mix all ingredients except mango. But…

Papaya Juice – Maji ya Papai

  Ingredients 1 1/2 lb. (3/4 kg) papaya 2 – 3 cups water ( Use  only 1 cup of water for a smoothie texture) 1/4 cup white sugar (Optional) You can also use a little bit of honey Peel the papaya and remove all seeds In a blender, blend papaya, water and sugar until smooth.…

Toasted coconut – Nazi ya kuchoma – kukaanga

I normally have this for a snack once in a while here at home. My daughter loves this she can finish the whole coconut. Two days ago I thought I should share with others, maybe someone will also like. Toasted coconut is a snack that is not very known in many Tanzanian households, but a…

Eid 2013 Tanzanian Recipes

Taste of Tanzania would like to share with you the best recipes for Eid and other Holidays in Tanzania. Yes we can not celebrate without Pilau, Kachumbari, chapati ETC. Make pilau this weekend for your Eid. The Holiday Pilau was shot during Christmas, so I am sorry for the Christmas music. I will have that…