Tag Archive for vegetables

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…

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.

Kachumbali

This is the one salad most Tanzanian kids know and love.Traditionally, raw cabbage is used for this dish. However, I prefer to first slightly fry the cabbage in a little extra virgin olive oil before using it in the salad. I have also add extra virgin olive oil. This is a side dish. Ingredients NB.…