Chakchouka

This dish, with many variations, is a popular breakfast in North Africa, especially in Algeria and Tunisia. Most recipes include the eggs, but they can actually be left out if you like. Jewish immigrants from the Maghreb have made this …

Omena fish stew

Omena is a small 2-inch long fish (sardines) found in Lake Victoria in Western Kenya. 3 cups dried fish (Omena) 4 cups water 1/2 cup cooking oil 1/2 kilo tomatoes 2 large onions chopped Salt to taste 2 cups milk …

Saka-Saka

Saka-Saka (also called Saca-Saca, Sakasaka and Pondu) is a Congolese dish made from cassava leaves. Central Africa people seem to be unique in their consumption of cassava leaves, which are cooked as greens. Elsewhere in the world, the cassava (or …

Matoke from Uganda

All the starchy foods grown on the continent are also cultivated in East Africa, although the root vegetables are not as popular as corn, rice and bananas. The Matoke banana is the reigning variety of that species and gives its …

Kenyan Ndengu

12 oz / 350 g green lentils 8 oz / 225 g green peppers, chopped 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 1 tablespoon groundnut oil 1 rounded teaspoon curry …