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Maru Bhajias

Bhajias are an extremely popular snack across East Africa and Maru bhajias are quite famous in Nairobi. Maru bhajias are named after Muru, the owner of the restaurant. The bhajias became quite famous not just among the Indian community but with the locals as well, and on Sundays it was the must-go-to place to eat after spending the afternoon in Uhuru Park.

Recipe from my book ‘Flavours of Kenya’ available to purchase on Amazon

Mandazi (or Mahamri)

Mandazi, also known as the Swahili doughnut, originates from the coastal region and is also a main bread for the Swahilis who live near the African Great Lakes (Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika). Also known as mahamri when made with coconut milk, it is a favourite snack and staple breakfast bread for all Kenyans.

Recipe from my book ‘Flavours of Kenya’ available to purchase on Amazon

Strawberry and Avocado Faluda

 

I first tried faluda when I was ten years old. The Indian milkshake made its way to Kenya and the Kenyan Indians brought it to London. Traditionally made from full-fat milk, rose syrup, basil seeds, vermicelli and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it is very heavy and full of sugar and calories, so, being health conscious, I went on a mission to come up with a healthier vegan alternative.

Recipe from my book ‘Flavours of Kenya’ available to purchase on Amazon

Sukuma Wiki

This literally means ‘stretch the week’ in Swahili. This rustic African dish, common in many parts of East Africa, is usually made with collard greens, but can be just as tasty with kale. Robust, leafy greens are readily available in Kenya; they are grown in most gardens and eaten for dinner almost every day.

Recipe from my book ‘Flavours of Kenya’ available to purchase on Amazon

Ethiopian Cauliflower Curry

Cauliflower….. This is one vegetable that I would have avoided eating till a few months ago. I like it raw but hate the texture when cooked the traditional Indian way. Now it’s one of my usual saak (when I say saak I mean curry), as it used to kind of bug me that I hadn’t found the magic formula to make me want to eat it.

Watch the recipe on Planet Eat

Kenyan Okra

Watch as Chef Anita Kerai make a spicy vegan Kenyan okra in this episode of her Masterclass. Okra is a vegetable that Chef Anita considers to be criminally underused, and we’re sure you will too after this episode!

East African Oro

Watch an East African oro dish come to life with Chef Anita Kerai, in this episode of her Masterclass. This vegan aubergine dish is bound to become a firm favourite! High in fibre, low in calories, aubergines are rich in nutrients and come with many health benefits, such as reducing heart disease and helping with blood sugar!

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Join Chef Anita Kerai as she shows us how to make a vegan corn and black bean salad that is high in protein, in this episode of her Kenyan-Indian fusion Masterclass. Perfect if you want to up your protein, vegan or otherwise!

 

Chickpea Pancakes

A green twist from the green Chef on pancakes. Join Chef Anita Kerai as she makes some delicious vegan chickpea flour pancakes, which she recommends having with a generous dollop of yoghurt!

Cricket Energy Ball

Yes!!!!!! I am a massive cricket fan and this was the match I could not miss, India vs Pakistan CT17 at Edgbaston. I had an exhilarating day full of cheering, shouting, blowing my hooter in my India shirt and hat and of course the atmosphere full of Indian dhol players, everyone waving their flags, clapping, cheering was one to cherish forever.

Recipe from my book ‘Flavours of Kenya’ available to purchase on Amazon

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