Miriam Kinunda

Swahili beans – Maharage ya Nazi

These beans will change the way you cook your beans forever. Another simple recipe from Tanzania; please use dried-beans, it is not as nice if you used canned beans. Here is the trick of how to cook and store beans for future recipes: Saturday night, soak 4 cups of dried red or kidney beans over…

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Amaranth Greens – Mchicha

You will find amaranth recipes in A Taste of Tanzania cookbook coming soon. Amaranth greens (Mchicha) are one of the most consumed vegetables in Tanzania. Amaranth greens are easy to grow, and also very nutritious. It is sad that this healthy vegetable is just starting to be known in America and Europe. Based on nutritiondata.self.com,…

Starch Halwa

  Coming in A Taste of Tanzania cookbook very soon. Very simple recipe, takes less than 20 minutes to prepare.  

Green bananas and ox tail

I have added ox tail in this recipe to help create natural flavor instead of using bouillon. Please do not use plantain, use regular green bananas.

About YouTube Chapati video

I have noticed that I am getting a lot of visits for this youtube video on youtube Channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VOUTYvxB7s and some comments are not nice at all. I wrote at the bottom of the video “HOW TO MAKE CHAPATI DOUGH USED ON THIS VIDEO VISIT http://tasteoftanzania.com/blog/2011/02/03/tanzanian-chapati/“; but people are not reading anything, they just rush…

Prawn in Coconut Sauce – Kamba wa nazi

Kamba (Prawns/shrimp) is loved in the coastal region. Shrimps taste better if cooked for just a few minutes on high heat. In the past I preferred fried shrimp only, but shrimp cooked with coconut milk is something that I would advise everyone to try. Believe me; you may never want fried shrimp ever again if…

Happy New Year

Many people will be starting 2012 year on the wrong foot, and so many will be starting on the right foot. Many will be crying and many will be smiling. Many are expecting to bring life of new born Angels and many will be leaving us. For those who are happy to start on the…