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Tell Us If You Like These 140 African Food Recipes.

Buttermilk Tortilla Chapati Bread

Looking like a tortilla, Chapati za Maji is a crispy thin bread from Kenya cooked with creamy buttermilk. Chapati bread is usually eaten with breakfast, lunch and dinner and as a snack with soups, stews and curries.  Pro-tip: make Chapati za Maji bread as you would thin tortilla's, pancakes or crepes. Kenyan Chapati bread looks like a Spanish tortilla eaten in a similar way. Cook buttermilk flat crispy thin bread from Kenya and stuff with meat, cheeses and veggies. Buttermilk Tortilla Chapati Bread Recipe. Ingredients 2 cups wheat flour 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 1 tablespoon white sugar ¾ cup vegetable oil or spray oil Directions Heat over medium-high heat grease 1 tablespoon of oil or spray fry pan with oil. Stir all ingredients until blended. Place 2 tablespoons of batter onto hot fry pan. Cook until edges are crispy, turn onto the other side cook until golden brown and cooked on the inside. Remove from fry pan and place on paper towels or

Not Too Spicy South African Chickpea Madras

Medium-hot madras made with fresh chickpea is spicy, but do not worry because this version is not very spicy hot, just kinda medium spicy. Making South African Indian food from scratch means, you control the heat, that’s the nice thing about cooking for yourself. Add mild tasting kashmiri chili powder or use the hotter red Indian chili powders. Kashmiri chili powder or degi mirch is bright red, but mild in heat and used in and Indian cuisine, named after the region of Kashmir. Chennai is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and on July 17, 1996, the city known as Madras was officially renamed Chennai however; the name of the world famous food dish did not change. Madras curry was created in southern India and gets its name from the city formally known as Madras.  The Indian population in South Africa lives mostly in Durban and this is the reason Indian food is very popular in South Africa. Outside of India, South Africa has the largest Indian population in the world. The f

Sweet Potato Leaves with Onion Fried Rice

Sweet Potato Leaves with Onion Fried Rice is an easy Swahili food recipe from Kenya. Swahili rice dish called Wali wa Yasmin in the Kiswahili language is an Onion Fried Rice food recipe from Kenya. This rice recipe is a typical dish in many Swahili communities along the Swahili coast along the coastal Kenyan towns. Onion Fried Rice is a dish made of white, mixture of onions, and spices mixed together. Swahili Onion Fried Rice. Ingredients 2 cups white rice 2 large onions, chopped 1/3 cup coconut oil 1 teaspoon salt 4 cups water Directions In a large pot over medium high heat add oil, then add onions and fry until golden brown. Add water, rice, and salt then cover and cook for 10 – 15 minutes. Serve with an easy vegetable dish of Kitojo Sweet Potato Leaves.  Sweet potato leaves are widely popular throughout Africa in cooking recipes. Sweet potato leaves are edible and delicious with a soft texture that tastes like kale or spinach. The best way to cook

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Moroccan Pastilla Pie

Moroccan Pastilla Pie

If you're hesitant about trying African food, let me assure you that Moroccan Pastilla Pie offers a delightful culinary adventure. Moroccan Pastilla, or Bastilla or B'stilla, is a traditional Moroccan dish typically served as a special occasion or festive dish. It consists of layers of flaky pastry filled with a mixture of spiced meat, usually chicken or pigeon, along with almonds, eggs, and a hint of sweetness from ingredients like cinnamon and powdered sugar. Traditional Moroccan Pastilla recipes often include a layer of scrambled eggs. Feel free to add beaten eggs to the chicken and almond mixture during the cooking process if you prefer. The pastry is then baked until golden and crispy.

Moroccan Merguez Sausage

Moroccan Merguez Sausage

Merguez is a spicy North African sausage traditionally made from ground lamb or beef and flavored with spices such as paprika, cumin, garlic, and chili. It is often grilled or pan-fried and served with bread or Merguez is commonly used in dishes like tagines, couscous, and stews.