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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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…