Swahili cuisine is enjoyed by numerous Kenyans and is obviously most prevalent in Kenya. Originally from the coast, Swahili cuisine has penetrated all corners of the country and is not just enjoyed all over the country.
The Swahili culture is diverse and has several influences, such as the Arabic, Indian and European cultures. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the Swahili cuisine is heavily influenced by these places.
The Swahili cuisine consists of many delicious dishes. The most popular Swahili dishes are:
A fried pastry with a filling which is usually either beef or chicken.
Samosa | © Rasoion Indian Kitchen
A deep fried pastry that contains cardamom and coconut milk.
Mandazi | © ChildofMidnight/Wikicommons
The direct translation is ‘bread of eggs.’ Also known as Kenyan sponge cake.
Mkate Mayai | © withopeneyes.net
Fried sweet dumplings coated with a sweet syrup called ‘kaimati.’
Kaimati | © jmaruru.wordpress.com
A donut-like pastry made with coconut milk and cardamom.
Mahamri | © Omondi/Flickr
Fried potatoes coated with spices such as chillies, coriander, and onions.