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Cooking time: 20 mins Serving: 15 people

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 has been handed down from our   Read More ...

Cooking time: Prep time 10 mins Serving: 6 people

I had a wonderful trip to visit family in California in the Summer of 2013, my family there are all really good cooks, one of the salads I learnt from them was this Raw Mango   Read More ...

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Cooking time: 15 mins Serving: 6 people

My son went on a holiday to Sri Lanka and couldn’t stop raving about this very frequently served dish in hotels and small establishments.  I remember it from my visit to Sri Lanka where it   Read More ...

Cooking time: Prep 120 mins Serving: 6 people

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 a must have with tea when   Read More ...

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Cooking time: 25 mins Serving: 5 people

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 to accommodate differing palates, this is   Read More ...

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Cooking time: Prep 20 mins Serving: 10 people

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 trick is to use the correct type of limes.

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Cooking time: 40 mins Serving: 10 people

Many years ago I met this young lady in Los Angeles, California and she brought this dessert to the ‘pot luck’ at my brother’s house.

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Cooking time: 15 mins Serving: 6 people

This is a very easy and convenient recipe taught to us by our cousin Talat who resides in Tullamore, Ireland.  My 14 year old niece in California made this for her family and found it   Read More ...

Cooking time: 45 mins Serving: 6 people

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 makai (corn) paka, kuku (chicken) paka,   Read More ...

Cooking time: 30 mins Serving: 4 people

A roast chicken with a sticky masala that is served as a starter or as part of a dinner menu.

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