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Kenya: Recipes and Cuisine

Singing Masai women in Kenya

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Everyone has a picture of Kenya. Broad savannas teeming with wildlife. Masai tending their cattle. Ancient landscapes punctuated by thorny acacia. But not many know the food of this great East African nation. From Mombasa on the east coast to Lake Victoria in the west, Kenya has a nourishing and hearty cuisine just waiting to be discovered.

Recipes

Kenyan Recipes

Try these recipes from Kenya.

Irio

(Kenyan mashed peas, potatoes and corn)

Kuku Paka

(Kenyan chicken in coconut curry sauce)

Kunde

(Kenyan black-eyed peas and tomatoes)

Mukimo

(Kenyan mashed beans, corn, potatoes and greens; see Githeri recipe variations)

Pulao

(Indian aromatic rice pilaf)

Samosas

(Indian deep-fried potato pastries)

Ugali

(African cornmeal mush)