Nshima

Nshima (Nsima, Shima, Sima) is Zambia’s Fufu-like staple, very similar to the Sadza of Zimbabwe and the Ugali of Kenya. It is usually made from maize (corn), but can also be prepared from flour or meal ground from other grains …

Simple Ifisashi

2 bunches fresh collard greens (or spinach), washed and chopped 250 ml raw peanuts, ground Salt 1 onion, sliced 2 medium tomatoes, sliced Water In a medium-sized saucepan, boil the onion and tomatoes with the ground peanuts, adding salt to …

Ugandan Chicken Stew

1 fryer chicken, cutup 4 tablespoons oil 1 large onion, sliced 2 or 3 tomatoes,peeled and cut in eighths 2 potatoes, peeled and sliced 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper In a heavy stewing pan, sauté chicken pieces in hot …

Vegetable Biryani

3 large onions, sliced 4 tblsp. butter, or Clarified butter 6 chili peppers,crushed into a paste, or 2 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 2-inch piece of fresh ginger 10 cloves garlic ½ cup dry lentils,pre-soaked ½ lb fresh green peas, shelled …

Banana Beer

Two types of banana go into making banana beer, the igikashi (recognisable by its harsh taste) and igisahira, which has a more neutral taste. The proportions are 1/3 of harsh-tasting to 2/3 of the other variety to ensure a balanced …

Chapati

East African style Chapatis are made with a flour dough that is wound into a coil before being rolled into a flat round circle. The dough is then fried on a skillet so it is crispy on the edges but …