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Old 06-22-2007, 01:13 AM   #91
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Gosh Jikoni, your Mchuzi Wa Kigada dish reminds me very much of a similar dish that my late mum used to prepare a long time ago. She used cassava (tapioca) stems (the edible ones of course) grown in our backyard, cut in slices and then blanched. She then fried the chilli paste that consisted of chilli, candlenuts, tumeric, shallots and lemon grass before adding pounded dried shrimp (or fresh ones), stems and coconut milk. It is really delicious especially served with plain rice and having the gravy poured over it!! You can also do young sweet potato leaves, water convolvus, and cabbage this way.

Recently I was ecstatic to find gari (dried cassava granules) in one of the supermarkets here. Needles to say, I proceeded to prepare those yummy desserts that I always wanted to do.

Thanks for bringing back the memories!
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:42 AM   #92
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Jikoni, thanks so much for posting your new ideas!! Copied and I'll study later and certainly play with.
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:43 AM   #93
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boufa06 your late mum's recipe sounds delicious. I have got to try it someday. The way it's served is the same way Mchuzi wa Kigada is served, poured over rice. It's soooooooooo Yummmmmmmmy.
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Old 07-23-2007, 05:40 AM   #94
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Mchuzi Wa Samaki (Fish Curry)

Ingredients
one kilo whole fresh fish

oil for frying

one to two cups of coconut milk

one large onion chopped

two or three tomatoes chopped

one or two sweet green peppers chopped

ten cloves of garlic minced

one or two teaspoons of garam masala or curry powder

tamarind paste or powder to taste

salt


Cooking Method
Briefly fry fish in hot oil. Put fish in saucepan, cover in coconut milk and add tamarind. Set aside.
Vigorously stir together the onion, tomatoes, green pepper, garlic, and spices. Add to the fish and coconut milk.
Simmer slowly on low heat until fish is fully cooked and sauce is thickened. Serve with chapati or rice.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:52 AM   #95
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I have tried some of these recipes and I have to say : THANKS ! :=)

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Old 07-29-2007, 08:41 PM   #96
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OH this thread is REALLY make me hungry!!!! Thanks heaps for the recipes!!! (I am an espresso coffee drinker, your version (many many posts ago) is getting tried tonight :D

My bf doesn't like coconut milk in his food, doesn't like the sweet stuff for lunch or dinner :( .. i lurveeeeee it!

Is there anything with coconut that doesn't have a sweet tinge to it? sometimes i can't even taste anything sweet and he says its TOO sweet..hmmm
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:06 PM   #97
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Coconut milk sweet? It never occurred to me, I better taste really some! Maybe it's coz over the years I have had, it it never occurred to me as sweet. It's probably tinned(canned)coconut, maybe try fresh coconut. Grate, it and use a muslin cloth(or similar) pour water and put a container under and gently sieve the coconut. A normal sieve will not draw out the milk properly, it does it too quickly. Sorry this took so long to be answered.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:59 AM   #98
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Matoke Cakes

Ingredients(makes 12 cakes)
4 cooking bananas boiled and peeled
2-3 boiled potatoes
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 large onion finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
1 green pepper finely cubed
1 carrot finely cubed
2 spinach leaves finely chopped
2 beaten eggs
1 cup breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper to taste

Mash the bananas and potatoes together until smooth, add salt and pepper and nutmeg, mix well, add the chopped onion, coriander, green pepper, carrot and spinach. Mix well with your hands, then shape into round shape(or any other shapes). Beat up the eggs, then dip the cakes into it then into the breadcrumbs. Shallow fry until crisp and golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper and serve. Makes a lovely snack or serve with whatever you like as a main meal.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:40 AM   #99
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Ingredients
one kilo whole fresh fish

oil for frying

one to two cups of coconut milk

one large onion chopped

two or three tomatoes chopped

one or two sweet green peppers chopped

ten cloves of garlic minced

one or two teaspoons of garam masala or curry powder

tamarind paste or powder to taste

salt


Cooking Method
Briefly fry fish in hot oil. Put fish in saucepan, cover in coconut milk and add tamarind. Set aside.
Vigorously stir together the onion, tomatoes, green pepper, garlic, and spices. Add to the fish and coconut milk.
Simmer slowly on low heat until fish is fully cooked and sauce is thickened. Serve with chapati or rice.
HELLO NURSE

That sounds really good, I can't wait to try that.


There's a little African specialty grocery store near me, I've always wanted to go in there. These recipes will give me an excuse.

GREAT THREAD!
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:08 AM   #100
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Any African's out there? I will post my favorite chicken in coconut sauce, known in Kenya as Kuku wa Kupaka

Chicken in coconut sauce

Any meaty parts of chicken on the bone (I use chicken drumsticks)
Fresh garlic(three cloves depending on how much you love garlic!)
Ginger paste(according to taste too)
Half green chilli
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 cups coconut milk
1 small finely chopped onion
I tinned tomato
salt to taste
chopped dhania(fresh coriander)for garnishing


Method
Marinate the chicken pieces in garlic, ginger, chillies, lemon juice, (I put all in a blender to make a paste) and a tablespoon oil and leave for 1 - 2 hours. Saute finely chopped onion in oil, add tomatos and mix thoroughly on a medium heat. Add fresh chillies, lemon juice and coconut milk and stir all the time to make a thick gravy on a low heat. Then, separately Roast chicken pieces until they are cooked.Then place the chicken in a dish, pour the thick coconut sauce over the roasted chicken and again put the dish in the oven for 10 minutes basting the chicken with the gravy from time to time.this can be served with
rice and chapati, and garnish with chopped coriander.
This recipe is like Indian Recipe
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