Multicultural Food Kitchen

Oct 22, 2017
Multiculturalism Food

Most of the food that we eat every day, are products of world globalization. And because of that we are not limited to our own country food but enjoy the various of culture food from around the world.

You can find the most delicious dish in the poorest village in the world. How special is that? 

Food has always been very profitable business. It began with recipes that were passed verbally from a mother to daughter, to hand written notebooks, to cooking books, food channels, food TV shows, food blogs and vlogs. You can find any kinds of recipes from any place in the world in the internet. I personally like to watch Mark Wiens YouTube vlog because of the diversity of the culture food from different countries in the world. Food is definitely a good reason to travel!


I like cooking, I like to cook my own food and try new recipes. But I’m lucky to be married to a person who likes cooking as well, and I enjoy his different and tasty way of cooking. So, while I bring my middle east meals with Finnish traditional food, my dear husband brings the African Tanzanian flavor to the kitchen.

Here are two of his best delicious meals: (recipes are below)



"Pilau na samaki na nyama" - fried sardines and rice cooked with carrots, meat and potatoes. The rice, the meat and the vegetables are cooked together again with African spices, like ginger and garlic. We add some mayonnaise, but it's optional. 



"ndizi nyama na chatine" - plantain with meat, curry and coconut milk sauce. On the side is chili sauce that is made of mango, lemon, chili and ginger.


From my side of Middle East food, I like to make home-cooked shakshuka. It’s a dish of eggs mixed with tomato sauce, I personally add garlic, onion, carrot, dill and tuna fish. There are many more Middle East great dishes but you need to wait until I visit my home country and then will tell you more about it. 


I will finish with one of the best sweet bread from my home country, the Chalah which we traditionally make every weekend and luckily my brother makes it for us here every weekend as well ?



The recipes:

Pilau na samaki na nyama":

1 cup of rice 
1 onion
any kind of meat or chicken 
2 carrot

Boil the meat, then fry it while you add slices of onion and the spices below. Add one cup of rice with 2 cups of water and 
" carrot. Let it boil together on medium-low heat until the liquid is absorbed (until the water go down). 
Spices: pilau masala, cinnamon, black pepper, salt, lemon juice, garlic and ginger. 

"Ndizi nyama na chatine":

2 plantain 
1 can of coconut milk
2 carrot
1 onion
1 bell pepper (vegetable pepper) 

Boil the meat, then fry it with onion and pepper slices and spices- curry, salt, garlic, ginger. When it fried add coconut milk and let it mix on low heat. 
For the chatine: put in the mixer mango, green chili, lemon and ginger. Watch out it is spicy.


3 eggs
1 onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 tomato
tomato sauce
1 big carrot
1 tuna fish can 

Fry slices of onion with chopped garlic, carrot and tomato, until the vegetables become soft. Then add the tomato sauce with half cup of water and let it boil together for a few mins. Add spices: spicy red pepper, salt and black pepper. Add the tuna fish and mix it. Then crack the three eggs on top of it in three different location, not together. Let it boil on low heat for 10 min and then add dill on top. 

The recipe for the sweet bread / Chalah is:

2 eggs
5 big spoons sugar
1 kilo flour
2.5 big spoons yeast
half glass of oil
half big spoon salt
2-3 glasses of water 

Mix all the ingredients together by hand and let pat for an hour or so. (if you put a towel on top and garlic on top of it, it will help get it bigger). Then make any shape you want of the dough and let it pat again. Put scrambled egg on top and put it the oven for 170 decreases until it start "glowing".

Written by: Dana

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