Mukimo is a traditional Kenyan food mostly eaten in Central part of Kenya,Kima means Mashing. And so Mukimo came from the word to mash.
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Hello, In this post I’ll share how I made this simple yet delicious Chicken Pilau. This is one of my favourite rice dishes to cook when I have time and really wanting aromatic dish like this. Widely eaten all over the world, but made totally different,well it’s mostly eaten in the coastal part of Kenya in Mombasa. I hadn’t eaten pilau for years when I lived in Kenyan,as I left Mombasa when I was a little girl,after years of living in Ireland I started craving Kenyan dishes not really sure where to get the ingredients, but when I laid hands on different spices, I was ready to explore with my cooking, I prefer to use whole spice rather than powder spices, I find there is more flavour from them, but feel free to use powder Pilau Masala if you like.
Prepare all your ingredients, first start with garlic and ginger, peel wash, am using pestle and mortar as I find it brings out nice and strong flavour from both ingredients.On a medium heat, start by warming up your sauce pan, add 2-3 tbsp of oil of your choice, add in the minced ginger,garlic and stir immediately, you don’t want them to burn as they will very quickly, or stick to the bottom of the pan.…. As the ginger, garlic paste start to bring out the aroma, then add all your dry spices to the sauce pan and immediately your will smell each and every spice, I can nearly smell it while here writing this post, well it is divine. Mix them in well with all the rest.…… Add tomato paste/puree mix and let it cook 3-4 minutes stirring continuously.… It’s time to add chicken thighs or any chicken of your choice, mix them with aromatic spices, cover and let the chicken cook 10 minutes or so, don’t forget to stir it occasionally.The rice is ready to be added in, mix it with everything.….. Add chicken stock or 2 cups of water and salt and cover and simmer and let the liquid reduce.Stir the rice with a fork not wooden spoon, not to break or mash the rice, you can always add more water if the rice isn’t cooked fully.The Chicken Pilau is now ready, I served with some Kachumbari, check out my YouTube channel Dine With Jane to see how I make it. Trust me you will come for more. Enjoy while still hot 🙂
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Clean all your fresh fruits, squeeze juice of one lemon and orange.
Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend for a minute until all is smooth.
Serve and enjoy.
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Kenyan black beans ( Njahi), have different names to it, mostly eaten in Kenya by prenant women, and after birth because of the high levels of iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans all contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength.
This beautiful yet healthy bean recipe is one of my favourites, love the texture of the black bean (Njahi)With a rich flavor that has been compared to mushrooms, black beans have a velvety texture while holding their shape well during cooking. The health benefit is key for me, so check out the step by step way of preparing this lovely dish, you can substitute anything to your liking, the beans need to be soaked over night before boiling them to make them soft.
This is how the beans turns out after boiling them to this lovely brown colour, soft and velvety. Then prepare all your fresh vegetables by washing, chopping and ready for cooking.
Start by adding 2-3 tbsp of olive oil,then add onions sautee until just translucent, toss in chopped fresh tomatoes, coriander, tomatoe paste/puree and cover for few minutes untill the tomatoes have soften.
When tomatoes have soften add carrots and cover for 2-3 minutes then add potatoes let them cook for 10 minutes with a lid on. Don’t forget to add some water or if using vegetables stock.
Add zucchini cook for few minutes until just soft not too soft …
Time to add Black beans ( Njahi) mix them well with the other ingredients, add more water or stock just enough to cover the food, then put the lid on and let it cook for 10-20 minutes, you may add salt if not using stock.
What can I say it looks inviting, am so ready to manch. Enjoy
All that’s left to do Enjoy!
Pilau is a widely eaten in the coastal part of Kenya, it’s one of those dish that is enjoyed by all, the spices are Indian influence, pilau has become one of Kenyans favourite dish especially with a big gathering, their is different variation of making pilau, but this is my take on how to make it. Thanks for watching. Enjoy
Please follow the video and you will be guranteed to cook your pilau as delicious as mine. Definately worth trying.
I have been longing for a nice bowl of green curry which definately I know I can’t find anywhere around in the restaurants where i live, so thought why not root through the cupboards for ingredient, with the help of my Mum sending me some ingredients that i couldn’t get around. Definately alot of effort but i tell you what, it was all worth it at the end. Super delicious. 🙂
First BBQ of the year, and what a lovely way to have friends gather up for a nice BBQ and enjoy the beautiful sunny day, well we couldn’t just head home without watching the sun set, the lovely warm colours and the brightness of the sun brings smiles on everyone’s face.
I was starving by 1:30 pm and just didn’t know what to eat for lunch, so I made some quinoa, fresh salad, tomatoes, cucumber, cos lettuce, added some mackarel for protein and artichokes with home made salad dressing, and a big glass of water.