Miriam Kinunda

Mandazi on video!

Now we finally have mandazi on video. Get full Recipe of Mandazi here with the video. Or copy and paste to the address bar http://tasteoftanzania.com/blog/maandazi/ I have explain in details about mandazi.

Is there any difference between mahamri and mandazi?

As I am reading my old notes here, I came across something that I wrote a few years ago but I forgot to post it here. Before I post this topic, I would like to hear what my readers have to say. When I used to live in Nairobi Kenya in my teenage years, I…

Curried Egg Stew – Mchuzi wa mayai

You do not always have to eat meat, egg stew is the best thing close to meat for your protein. This recipe can be served with almost anything.   6 hard boiled and peeled eggs 1/4 cup chopped onions 1 tbsp. minced garlic 1 tsp. minced ginger 1 tbsp. tomato paste 1 cup chopped ripe…

Egg Sandwich – Sandwich ya mayai

No need of mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, processed sandwich meat and all that mess, just a simple and healthy sandwich. You will need: Stir fry cabbage Sandwich Bread Recipe for Scramble eggs with Tomatoes 4 eggs 1/4 cup chopped onions 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp. cilantro (optional) 1/2 tsp. salt Chili powder (optional) 3 tbsp.…

Tanzanian Stir fry Cabbage – Kabeji ya kukaanga

    There are two different types of fried cabbage: one uses tomato paste and the other does not. Just remove the tomato paste from this recipe to try the second type. 1 lb. (½ kg.) chopped cabbage ½ cup chopped onions 1 tbsp. minced garlic 2 tbsp. minced ginger 2 tbsp. tomato paste (optional)…

Lemongrass Tea – Chai ya Mchaichai

Lemongrass (mchaichai) has citrus flavor with a mild taste of lemon rind. In Tanzania lemongrass is used mostly for tea. Its aroma in tea is fresh and lemony but without that strong lime taste. When I was a kid, I remember we had a few lemongrass bushes and our relative known as Bibi Morris would…

Jackfruit – Fenesi

I love this fruit so much. It is available here in Phoenix at our local international food market, but it is much cheaper to buy canned jackfruit. Canned jackfruit taste almost the same as fresh. The seeds are boiled or roasted and eaten as a snack. If you love chestnuts then you will love jackfruit…

Spices English to Swahili

  Black pepper – pilipili manga Cardamom – iliki Caraway – Kisibiti Cilantro – dania (majani ya giligilani) Cinnamon – Mdalasini Cloves – karafuu Coriander seeds – giligilani /Kitimiri Cumin – binzari ya pilau curry – binzari Ginger – Tangawizi Lemon grass –mchaichai Nutmeg – kungumanga Saffron – zafarani Sweet peppers – pilipili hoho Turmeric…