Informative

Nutrient Information on different ingredients

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,…

Taro – Magimbi

I do feel very sad these days when I visit home (Dar Es Salaam). Because I have noticed that some of our staple foods are disappearing from the market. I do not see Taro (magimbi) in vegetable and food stands anymore.