Looking for Kenyan spices, tea, jam, cereals, chapati, or beans? Here is a short but great list of typical Kenyan food currently available in stores around the USA.
Lentil stew is a great new discovery. Lentil stew goes well with warm chapati, a flat bread made of wheat flour. It is easy to make and quick for those days when you don’t have much time to cook a big dinner.
In Kenya, chapati is served with ndengu (green grams), but after searching all over the place for this exotic bean, in the USA, I opted to use green lentils and have never regretted it. Unlike ndengu, lentils are easy to cook and do not need overnight soaking.
Sometimes it is nice to admit that you need help with exotic dishes. I came across this beautifully packaged spice mix that begged me to cook Tandoori using this easy to prep Indian Yogurt sauce mix in a one pot prep. I could not resist. I remember ordering this dish from restaurants in Nairobi over ten years ago, so I went for it. Before you prep make sure you have the Tandoori spice mix handy. The recipe comes on the box.