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Commonly served vegan

Dishes that are traditionally served vegan

Boiled Kale or Spinach, fried with tomatoes and onions

Sukuma Wiki

Cabbage, tomato, carrots, onion and garlic with curry spices

Cabbage Stew

Cornmeal sticky ball, can be also made from sorghum or millet


Stew made from potatoes, tomatoes, onion, garlic, raw mango and chili spices

Viazi Vya Rojo

Mashed potato with watercress, green peas and corn. Make sure: no butter is added


Mixed kidney beans, corn and carrots stew with curry spices and cilantro


Mung bean stew made with tomatoes, carrots, onion, garlic and curry spices


Potato slices battered in chickpea flower, garlic and masala spices


Cooked spiced sweet potatoes eaten as a snacks

Sweet Potatoes

Bean stew made with coconut milk, tomatoes, pepper, onion, garlic and curry spices


Salad made from Tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, coriander and onion with fresh lime juice


Cooked potatoes, peas, corn, spinach and onion


Cooked pigeon peas in coconut milk with chili and salt

Mbaazi Za Nazi

Sweets made of Baobab flour, spices and sugar


Coconut milk rice

Wali Wa Nazi

Kale stew made with onions and local spices


Fermented corn millet and sorghum porridge


Dishes that can be Vegenized

Dishes that are not vegan by default, but can be made so, by asking to remove or change part of the ingredients.

Charcoal roasted sweetcorn with lemon and salt. To veganize: ask for no butter to be added


Cooked plantain with tomatoes, onion, garlic and meat. To veganize: ask for no meat


Dishes that are not vegan, but appear to be

Dishes that might look vegan, but contain animal products.

Dumplings that are usually filled with meat and the dough is made with butter


Deep fried sweet bread pieces, will usually contain egg and dairy


Coconut macaroons made with eggs

Biskuti Ya Nazi

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