Vegetable

East African Pilau Masala is for everyday cooking

East African pilau masala helps you to cook your rice like a pro, but little is known that pilau masala is not only for pilau rice. You can use your pilau masala for: Biriani: Add paprika, turmeric, coriander and etc. Stews: Taste very nice with chicken, lamb or goat meat. Vegetables: I prefer to add…

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)…

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,…

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.

Christmas Recipes / Mapishi ya Noeli

I have put together a pdf of simple recipes from Tanzania that many people will be preparing this weekend back in Tanzania. Traditionaly Pilau is the number one recipe to think of during the holidays. I wish you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. Click here to get the pdf. Nimetayarisha mapishi ya Noeli katika pdf. Kwa…

Easiest way to peel tomatoes

How do you peel your tomatoes? Are you using a Knife? Then you should read this. I have come to realize that a few of my friends and family are peeling tomatoes using a knife. Just in case if there are many people out there who are doing the same thing; here is the easiest…

Pilipili hoho Stir fry

There are ingredients in every culture that would be added in almost every recipe. One of those ingredients for Tanzanians is, sweet peppers, which in Swahili is pilipili hoho. Pilipili hoho add a good flavor in any stew and we Tanzanians love sweet peppers in our stews. I do like to stir fry sweet peppers.…