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Kenya: Recipes and Cuisine

Kenyan Masai women singing

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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.


Kenyan Recipes

Try these recipes from Kenya.


Ugali (East African cornmeal mush)

(African cornmeal mush)


Samosas (Indian, Pakistani deep-fried potato pastries)

(Indian, Pakistani, African deep-fried potato pastries)

Kuku Paka

Kuku Paka (Kenyan curried chicken)

(Kenyan chicken in coconut curry sauce)


Chapati (Indian, Pakistani wholewheat flatbread)

(Indian, Pakistani wholewheat flatbread)

Sukuma Wiki

Sukuma Wiki (East African greens simmered with tomatoes)

(East African greens simmered with tomatoes)


Kenyan farmer with potatoes

(Kenyan mashed peas, potatoes and corn)


Vegetable rice pulao

(Indian aromatic rice pilaf)


Kunde over pasta

(Kenyan black-eyed peas and tomatoes in peanut sauce)


East African mukimo with stewed chicken

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