This week’s blog will deviate a bit from the far less serious blogs of the previous weeks. This blog is about Kenyan cuisine!
Some of our favorites recipes from Kenya include:
Githeri- Kenyan corn and beans
Irio- Kenyan mashed peas, potatoes and corn
Kuku Paka- Kenyan chicken in coconut curry sauce
Kunde- Kenyan black-eyed peas and tomatoes
Mchuzi wa Samaki-East African fish in coconut curry
Mukimo-Kenyan mashed beans, corn, potatoes and greens
Pilao-Indian aromatic rice pilau
Samaki wa Kukaanga-Kenyan spicy fried fish filets
Samosas-Indian deep-fried potato pastries
In Kenya, for most holidays and celebrations, roasted goat is common and this is normally served with Ugali(prepared from maize meal)
Some common vegetables include kale, spinach, cabbage, tomatoes, beans, potatoes, and avocadoes. Popular fruits are mangoes, oranges, pineapples, bananas, and pears, because they are cheap and plentiful. Rice, corn meal, and wheat millet flour are popular ingredients that are included in almost every meal.
whats4eats.com has a great online cookbook full of Kenyan recipes.
That being said, nothing could beat actually eating Kenyan food prepared traditionally by Kenyans, on, say, a Kenya safari!
Book your safari today!