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Snacks/ Starters

Chicken & Sweetcorn bake

This recipe is a cross between East and West brought to our palate by one of my mum’s friends in the UK.  Every 27th night of Ramadan, aunty would…

Starters

Aloo Tikki Chana (Chole) Chaat

In Kenya we grew up eating ‘Chana Bateta’ the best ones were made by my friend Yasmin (Khoji) of Nakuru. Her channas were to die for, nothing like the…

Snacks

Namak Paray (Popat)

When we were growing up in Kenya, our mothers took pride in feeding us and our guests homemade snacks.  Popat as my mum called these, were one of the…

Desserts

Nankhatai

This tea-time snack is a cross between a crumbly biscuit/cookie and cake, a good nankhatai is one that crumbles on the tongue, sweet but not too sweet.  This recipe…

Breads

Mahambri

This is a Kenyan coastal/Swahili fried bread.  A true mahambri has to be hollow on the inside for stuffing, slightly crunchy on the outside and not too sweet.  It’s…

Main Dishes

Kuku Paka (Chicken in coconut sauce)

This dish is synonymous with Mombasa – Kenya, it is cooked in many homes by many women and sometimes men, but as with all popular dishes the recipe changes…

Accompaniments

Lime Pickle (Mombasa Style)

This was made popular within our family by one of my aunt’s in Kenya. It has no oil and yet can be stored in the refrigerator. The…

Starters

Makai Paka (Corn cobs in coconut sauce)

This dish has connections to the happy years I spent in Mombasa and memories of any and every dish having some ‘tui’ coconut milk added to it. There is…