A summary of popular Tanzanian dishes


     (Ugali and cabbage)

This website highlights some of Tanzania's most well-known traditional dishes:

  • Ugali (stiff dough prepared with cornmeal, cassava flour, sorghum or millet)
  • Nyama Choma (grilled meat)
  • Pilau (rice dish)
  • Chapatti Bread (unleavened flat bread)
  • Mchemsho (a.k.a. Trouper, carrots, potatoes, green beans, eggplant, cabbage, onions, bananas, tomatoes, ladies' finger, sweet pepper, and spices)
  • Ndizi Nyama (a stew of green bananas with meat or fish)
  • Supu ya Ndizi (plantain soup)
  • Wali na Maharage (rice and beans)
  • Ndizi Kaanga (fried plantains or green bananas)
  • Wali wa Nazi (rice made with coconut milk). Mainly eaten by members of the Swahili community

Why this is important: it shows the ingredients common in that area and allows us to roughly gauge the nutritional value of their most popular meals

Buzzkenya. 10 Mouth Watering Tanzanian Foods You Shouldn't Miss. Retrieved  from http://buzzkenya.com/tanzanian-foods/

Image: Ugali. (n.d.). Retrieved October 8, 2014 from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugali

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