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  1. Wilson Mwenda
    October 14, 2017 at 4:19 AM

    Hi Miriam,

    Trust you are well.

    Just curius to know if you have any Tanzania Vegan recipes, please quench my curiosity.


  2. Naila
    January 3, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    Hi there, I have plain ubuyu seeds and I was wondering if you had a recipe for the red syrup that is used to sweeten them? Thanks!

  3. Anne
    May 11, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    HI Miriam I have been waiting for the pilau masala on the website, and I really want it, do u know if there is any other way I can get them?

  4. April 24, 2015 at 6:13 AM

    Dear Miriam,

    this is Julia from the Tupomoja Magazine Tanzania. I’ve just clicked through your amazing recipes and I’m so happy to have found you. We are very interested to get in touch with you regarding a feature in our section “Michezo, Afya & Chakula”. Right now we are busy preparing the 6th issue of our Magazine, which will be published in June.

    We would love to have you as a partner! Find our current issue as well on issue.com

    What do you think?
    I’m looking very much forward to hearing back from you and I’m happy to send you the concept via email, if you are ready.

    All the best!

    Julia Glei

  5. judith
    January 27, 2015 at 11:28 PM


  6. immanuel
    January 23, 2015 at 1:11 AM

    Hello Miriam,
    Hivi kitabu chako cha taste of tanzania kinapatikana kwenye book store huku tanzania ? Au mpaka amazon nilkua nataka kununua ila niltaka uhakika kama kinapatikana locally.

    • May 3, 2015 at 9:19 AM

      No Kitabu bado hakipatikani locally. Hakuna book store nilizowatumia email hawajanijibu.

      • Rama Msangi
        May 23, 2015 at 3:17 AM

        Naomba tuwasiliane dada

        • M
          August 10, 2015 at 2:40 PM

          Email was sent to you regarding this comment, but have not replied yet.

  7. naileluh
    December 18, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    you are just amazing, sijui nisemeje am just impresed… keep it up

  8. weeatafrican
    November 1, 2014 at 2:00 AM

    We are weeatafrican. Our main goal is to bring African recipes to the world stage.
    We would like put some of your recipes on our blog: weeatafrican.blogspot.com.
    Of course we will give you the full credit for your recipes.
    Hope to hear from you soon

    • M
      December 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM

      You are welcome. Please every time you do that, send me email so that i can post in Facebook too.

  9. Anjouw
    September 20, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    I have just discovered your blog, while looking for guidance on the temperature of the oil for frying mahamri I saw the question “Is there any difference between mahamri and mandazi?” Looking at recipes online, it seems that mandazi recipes use baking powder while mahamri is made using a yeast dough.
    My husband is a Swahili from Mombasa and he grew up eating yeast-made mahamri with chai for his breakfast. The mahamri he and his other Swahili friends enjoy is always hollow. When first learning to make mahamri I produced some that were like ‘buns’ — delicious but not up to snuff in the “puffed” department.

  10. Nicole
    July 3, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Mambo Miriam?
    I have been trying to get the recipe for Rojo, the soup found in Stone Town (often with Kachori, mishkaki….kitamu sana) as napenda sana sana sana!!! Do you know how to make this? Nimetafutia kwa muda mrefu.
    Also chutney ya nazi. So good with chapati.

    • July 7, 2013 at 7:42 PM

      Hi Nicole,
      I will post the rojo recipe after the book is out. First people need to learn how to make little things that are mixed together in dojo. After that, then it will be easy to just make a video of rojo. The book will be out before winter so do not worry.

      Chutney ya nazi and mishikaki will be in the book too.

      Mingi Love

      • Nicole
        July 28, 2013 at 4:16 AM

        Thank you so much. I look forward to it. I have used your recipe for ugali, maharage and chapati’s this weekend and it has worked very well! Thank you, I tried so many times before but could not get it the same as in Tanzania.
        Thanks again

  11. Sally
    March 12, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    I am excited to have found this website as we live in Uganda and when we visit the States, people are always asking how to make our food. Now I can send them to your site. I was wondering if you know how to make chaps – a flattened meat dipped in egg. Could you give the recipe for this one?

  12. Beatrix Ikanda
    February 13, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    Dear Rose
    I have just come across your website, it real amazing.
    Well i have been doing this Ubuyu business for a while, the truth is i feel good doing this business because the fruit itself is very important to the human body, resent research shows that Ubuyu increases CD4( for people who have HIV/AIDS). IT’S NOT JUST selling, IT’S SAVING LIVES!!!
    Anyone who wants to be my partner, distributor or end user please give them my email address

    • February 14, 2013 at 9:34 PM

      I am sure they are reading this email right now.
      Thanks for sharing Beatrix.
      Mingi love

      • Orie
        February 3, 2014 at 6:21 PM

        Good to hear that the book is out now! I read the news from Michuzi Blog!!
        Wondering how can I get the copy here in NSW – Australia

  13. Ed Magana
    December 20, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    Mimi ni Mkenya!!..I totally loved your video on how to cook chapati. Your video, believe it or not, helps rescue over 99% of the East African men in the US that crave chapati but have no idea how to cook them. Thanks to our traditions back home where the women are the official “chefs” and men just wait to be fed…LOL. Anyhow….I was listening to a Tanzanian song and in the song they reference the phrase “Ugali na kisafu”…I know ugali….but what is Kisafu?

    • December 21, 2012 at 9:12 PM

      Many thanks Ed,
      I thought there was a need to have a well informed video for chapati after having a few badly cooked chapatis in some homes.

      I am glad that you can understand it well.
      Mingi love

  14. tony
    July 18, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    I would like to taste “mchicha” in London. I enjoyed this food in Tabora and Dar with every meal!

    • July 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM

      I will ask my friends from UK to tell me if they get mchicha in UK and send you an email.
      Karibu tena.

    • Neil
      September 23, 2012 at 8:07 AM

      I am fr Dar..I cook mchicha at least once a week and eat with beef or chicken curry as a side dish.

      Buy a frozen packet of chopped spinach and empty the contents into a medium sauce pan on medium heat Next add one medium sliced sweet onion, one sliced tomato ( use Romano), add pinch of red chilli powder, and add coconut milk( I use Maggie powder). I dilute the powder with hot water. Start with more powder n less water to make a rich coconut milk. You can add more as it get cooked if desired. 4 tablespoons of coconut milk to half a cup of warm or hot water. Remember the spinach will release its water contents so don’t make the coconut milk too light. Let the ingredients cook well and lower the temp and taste for salt n spiciness accordingly. It should be a bit sweet fr the onions. Perfect to eat with rice, curry or just with a slice of toasted Belgian beard. Good luck

      • Selah
        January 15, 2013 at 7:44 PM

        That sounds a little like Palak Paneer, a very good Indian dish. All you need to add is some little cubes of Paneer.

        • January 19, 2013 at 10:26 PM

          I will try to find what Palak Panner is Selah. Thanks for the info.

      October 23, 2012 at 3:11 AM

      hi Miriam

      well done this is good-
      you can add kashata, visheti, vitumbua, mkate wa kumimina, kinsamvu dagaa wa mawese mtori, muhogo fried and boiled ,caramelized mtama ( rolled in a ball – you get in dodoma) buyu – the colored sugar coated seeds, there are so many tz foods you have not included..lol

      do let me know if need be.


      • October 27, 2012 at 10:50 AM

        Thanks Sameera,
        Slowly I will add all those.

        • Selah
          January 15, 2013 at 7:45 PM

          Tafadahli, tafadahli, tafadahli, “Wali na Maini”

  15. Lena
    June 4, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Sorry I meant ile ya mango

  16. Lena
    June 4, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Hello auntie, please could you help me with the ingredients name of how to make the sugary paste of achari ile ya mango?

    • June 8, 2012 at 11:09 AM

      Dear Lena,
      THat recipe is in the cookbook that will be out soon. I will post it here in few weeks

  17. grace
    March 9, 2012 at 7:10 AM

    hongere miriam website ni nzuri mno, nisaidieni recipe ya sekela chicken

  18. Lania
    February 29, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    you really remind me of Siba from Cooking with Siba.

    on Africa channel : http://www.theafricachannel.co.uk/siba-recipes/

  19. Lania
    February 29, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    These recipes are great. you really remind me of Siba from Cooking with Siba on The Africa Channel UK.

    here: http://www.theafricachannel.co.uk/siba-recipes/

  20. Fransiska
    December 25, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Hi Mirium!

    Will you please make a recipe for CHAPATI MAJI? I know the basics but for some reason mine come out more like Crepes and not Chapati Maji, they’re too thin and seem to be missing something…

    Thank You!!!

    • Fransiska
      December 25, 2011 at 3:20 PM

      Ohh and Merry Christmas to you! :)

    • December 26, 2011 at 3:30 PM

      I will add that in the list from my visitors,

      Thanks, welcome again.
      Mingi love

  21. October 25, 2011 at 11:27 PM

    I like the use of video to instruct, but for those of us in Tanzania and other African countries, it would be good to have the traditional text as well. We pay for the internet by the byte – and we pay a lot – so I’m not ready to watch almost ten minutes for just one video.

    Just a thought. As always, it’s still a top site.

    • October 26, 2011 at 11:32 AM

      I will give that a great thought Peter. It is not easy, people asked for video for a long time, now a few want text again.

      I will start to post both, all I want is my viewers to be happy.

      Thanks again and visit again

      Mingi love

      • peter
        October 27, 2011 at 12:44 AM

        thanks. but it’s good. Keep innovating.

  22. jessica akyoo
    August 7, 2011 at 8:43 AM

    Would you happen to have a recipe on sambusa? I can’t get enought of this food!

    • August 23, 2011 at 9:30 AM

      Yes I do have Sambusa recipe. I had it on my old blog, but I never had a chance to upload it here. I will upload it in a few weeks.

  23. nancy clement
    June 23, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Love the beans in TZ. Recipe please. Also, how would you bests prepare rice for beans and rice. Thank you.

  24. Rebecca
    June 9, 2011 at 8:55 PM

    How exciting to have found your website. Each summer my children and I pick a country to learn about and we chose Tanzania this year. In addition to learning about the people, animals and land, we like to prepare a traditional meal. I am excited to try your recipes soon!

  25. Ayla Lillevik
    April 8, 2011 at 11:58 PM

    Hey, what a fantastic site. It is great to have a place with Tanzanian recipes, so that I can make the food when I leave Africa.

    Just wondering weather it is possible to give us a recipe on ginger tea? I love that tea, but it’s not the same when you buy it in the shops or markets.

    Thank you

    • April 9, 2011 at 1:46 PM

      You are right Ayla,
      Nice to know someone likes ginger tea as I do. Healthy and caffeine free.
      I have that recipe here. Its is just a few lines. I think i have a photo too. Let me see then i can post it.

      Mingi Love

  26. April 2, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Miriam, hongera sana! I saw your web site on Michuzi and checked it out. I love what you are doing . It is so important for us Tanzanians to be brand ambassadors for our country where ever we are . Please just correct the spelling tourist on your home page .
    kudos sister

    • April 2, 2011 at 11:46 PM

      Asante Sauda,
      Thanks for noticing the typo error. Its corrected.
      Thanks for kind words too.

      Mingi love

  27. bhavesh morar
    October 3, 2010 at 12:43 AM


    I was born in tabora TZ.

    Could you please upload recipe for vitumbuas, i even bought from my last visit to tanzania 4 hole vitumbuas griddle.

    Kind regars

    • November 2, 2010 at 11:38 AM

      I had vitumbua but I took it out after changing blog name last year. will upload the recipe again. Thanks for the reminder.

      • May 30, 2011 at 10:25 AM

        seconded: I was just looking for the vitumbua recipe now….

        • Diane
          July 14, 2011 at 1:15 PM

          I agree. I am an American woman and my husband would be so happy if I can learn to make more of his favorite foods and vitumbua is one of them.

  28. ruth
    September 20, 2010 at 2:14 AM

    Kindly let me have a recipe on how to make mabuyu seeds & also how to make vitumbuas using ordinary pan since i do not have appam pan.

  29. ruth
    September 8, 2010 at 3:01 AM

    I really appreciate this website was looking for some mabuyu recipe.I love swahili dishes so much kindly let me have bread & cake recipes.

    • September 17, 2010 at 10:18 AM

      I do have a very simple cake recipe fit for those who do not like baking cakes like myself. I will post it when i have time.

  30. Frederick Chikoti
    August 3, 2010 at 4:32 PM

    Hello Auntie Miriam,
    the website is Just amazing, and very interesting! Ive actually been trying to contact
    you for a nice while now!

    hope u get this!!

    My regards.

  31. May 16, 2010 at 12:13 AM

    Nishakujibu, mimi bado nipo Tanzania ka mambo ya Kifamilia. Ntakutumia Email.

  32. May 14, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    Miriam nakutafuta; simu zako zote hazifanyi kazi? Kuna jambo muhimu sana nataka kukuuliza

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