Kenya Food Recipes
Cooking Kenyan Style
Have a look at some of our Kenya food recipes on the following pages. Maybe you'll be inspired to serve up a special 'African night' menu at your home soon.
While the main staple dishes are rice, bread, chapati, and vegetables, no Kenya recipes collection would be complete without recipes for what many would deem to be the national dishes of Kenya, namely, Ugali and Nyama choma.
The various recipes are a reflection of the different regions influenced by certain ethnic backgrounds that many tribes have adopted over the years.
Kenyan recipes are made up of ingredients influenced either by the historical people of a particular region, or by the food sources available to it's region.
The many recipes are made up of traditional African dishes, but also tribal delicacies and Arabian and European cuisine.
Foods of the coastal areas of the Indian Ocean reflect the Arabic influence where rice and fish, flavored with coconut, tamarind and exotic spices are relished.
People in the rural country areas eat more beef, chicken, goat and fish. They would be served with rice and vegetables that are also an important part of Kenyan cooking.
Vegetable curry is a very popular dish in the country regional areas. Vegetarians can find lots to eat in potatoes, vegetables, omelets and pasta. Fruits are plentiful and are often served as a salad at breakfast or dessert for dinner.
Don't forget snacks like fried bread called Mandazi, which is a popular treat in the Swahili areas of Kenya.
Roasted Corn On The Cob