Bagia Bhagia Baghia Bajia Bhajia Tanzanian Style

These have so many ways of spelling and pronouncing them but however you call them they are just so yummy...

1 cup chick pea flour 
1/2  tsp turmeric powder 
1/4 cup onions (finely chopped)
1 tsp garlic paste
1/2 ginger paste
1 tsp chilies 
1/2 scallions  
1 tbsp fresh parsley 
1/2 tsp cumin
1 sodium bicarbonate  
1 cup water 
1/2 tsp salt to taste  
oil for deep frying

Mix chick pea flour, onions & sodium bicarbonate in a bowl.

Add the other ingredients and mix well.

Add water a spoon at a time, until it becomes a heavy mixture. Not too thick

Leave it in a room temperature for 30 minutes.

Heat the oil in a pan and drop a tablespoon full of the batter. 

Fry until golden brown. Remove from pan, put on paper towel.

Supu Ya Samaki (Fish soup)

Fish - Tilapia, Snapper or Salmon
Tomatoes, diced
Garlic cloves, crushed
Salt to taste
Black pepper
Water or vegetable broth
Olive oil


  1. Sauté the onion until golden brown add diced tomato, and garlic.
  2. add the white or vegetable broth 
  3. add the fish and seasonings;
  4. let simmer over low heat for at least one hour and add the fresh parsley at the end.

Saladi Ya Maembe na Maparachichi (Avocado Mango Salad Recipe)

1 Tablespoon lime juice
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 Mango 
2 Avocados
Red pepper flakes (option)
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Parsley for garnishing 
Place the mango cubes and avocados into a serving bowl. 
In a separate bowl, whisk together the lime juice and olive oil. 
Season with red pepper flakes, parsley, salt and pepper. 
Whisk briefly, then pour over the mangoes/avocados mixture. 
Stir to coat, then cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to blend the flavors before serving.

Mkate wa Nyama (Easy Meat Loaf And Easy Dinner Bisquits)


1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon dry mustard
 2 pounds lean ground beef
3 slices bread, shredded
1/4 cup diced onion
1 egg, beaten
1 cube beef bouillon, crumbled
3 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and dry mustard until smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, shredded bread, onion, egg, bouillon, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, and 1/3 cup of the ketchup mixture until well mixed. Form into a loaf and place in a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  4. Bake 1 hour. Pour off fat. Pour reserved ketchup mixture over loaf. Bake 10 minutes more. 
*HELPFUL TIPS Put 2 pieces of bread on the bottom of the pan before cooking to soak up the grease  
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Salsa Ya Maharage Meusi (Black Beans Salsa)

1 can Diced tomatoes
1 Jalapeno, finely diced
1/2  Red onion, fine chopped
2 Tsp spoons Lime juice
1/2 tsp Cumin
2 Tbs cilantro, finely chopped
1 can Black beans rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen corn  
1 Green pepper  
1 avocado (option)
Salt to taste


  1. In a medium bowl mix together all the ingredients in a big bowl .
  2. Refrigerate at least an hour and adjust seasonings to taste.
  3. Serve with chips or vegetables or whatever pleases you.