Country of origin: Kenya Mahamri – An authentic snack which originated from the Swahili regions of Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Ingredients: 3 cups plain flour 1 cup coconut milk powder ¾ cup warm milk 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 tablespoon instant yeast ¼ cup warm water ½ cup sugar Oil for deep frying Directions: […]


Sosatie Country of origin: Botswana Sosatie is a traditional dish from Botswana, that is cooked on skewers. The marinated, cubed meat usually is skewered and barbecued shish-kebab style. It is also quite common in South Africa. Here’s how to prepare it: Ingredients: 2.5 kg lamb shoulder, boned, skin removed, trimmed, cut into 3 cm cubes […]

Amarula Cheese Cake

Amarula Cheesecake: Country of origin: South Africa And for our last ‘Recipes for an African Christmas’ dish, we focus on yet another South African favourite – Amarula cheesecake. It’s a simple yet rich and creamy dessert which will always have your guests begging for more. Here’s how to prepare it: For chapatti: Ingredients: 200 grams […]

Harira Soup

Country of origin: Morocco Harira is a Moroccan soup, popularly used at a starter during Ramadan but is also eaten as a light snack, on its own. Ingredients: 250 g meat (lamb, beef or chicken), chopped into cubes 3 tbs cooking oil 1 bunch cilantro, ¼ cup when finely chopped 1 bunch parsley, ¼ cup […]

Dry Poulet Yassa

Country of origin: Senegal Our recipe for today is this famous West African chicken dish – Poulet Yassa. Here’s how to prepare it: Ingredients: 2 small boneless chicken breast halves without skin, cubed 1 small onion, minced 15 ml (1 tbsp) Dijon mustard 2 limes (juice) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1 cube of concentrated chicken, […]

Chicken Biriyani

Country of origin: South Africa Our ‘Recipes for an African Christmas’ today lands us on this amazing Zanzibar dish, which is also common in the coastal region of Kenya. Here’s how to prepare it: Ingredients: For the chicken: 4 tbs cooking oil 4 small potatoes, peeled and quartered 2 large onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, […]

Bunny Chow

Country of origin: South Africa Commonly referred to as Bunny, this South African meal is a fast food dish consisting of a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with curry. Ingredients: 2 tbsp vegetable oil ½ tsp cumin seeds ½ tsp fennel seeds 2.5cm piece of cinnamon stick 2 green cardamom pods 1 star anise […]

Kontomire Crisps

We kick off our contdown to Christmas, with a particular focus on different delectable African dishes that you can easily prepare at home. Welcome to our ‘Recipes for an African Christmas’ journey. For our first recipe, Kontomire Crisps from Ghana. Kontomire Crisps (with Guacamole Dip) Country of origin: Ghana Ingredients: For Crisps: 1 large taro […]

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