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What’s on the menu? Favourite recipes to try out during Christmas

The festive season is here and as always cooks are contemplating the best recipe to try out for their loved ones. 

Nothing screams festivity during Christmas like a well-planned out meal that incorporates a little creativity in its making with an aim of bringing loved ones together.

Well, worry not. In this article, we look at a few mouth-watering Christmas recipes to try this Christmas season.

Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice is a beloved dish found at festivals and gatherings in African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, and Sierra Leone in West Africa.

Bursting with flavour from its combination of peppers, tomatoes, onions, and spices, Jollof Rice can be eaten alone or alongside fried plantains as well as various types of meat such as chicken, goat, or beef.

It’s no surprise why it has become a tradition to include jollof rice on Christmas dinner tables all over; it brings families together for joyous sharing and provides an unforgettable taste experience each time!

Nyama Choma

Nyama Choma, or roasted meat in Swahili, is Kenya’s official dish of barbeque roasted meat.

It is a treasured national delicacy that brings family and friends together—enjoyed throughout Kenya and Uganda. It is a must-try for all visitors, from roadside stalls to elegant restaurants.

The savoury goat meat feast is usually accompanied by Ugali (cornmeal) and Kachumbari (tomato-onion salad). Not even Christmas passes without a Nyama Choma roast! It is an integral part of every festive event, big or small.

Mombasa Pumpkin Pudding

Mombasa Pumpkin Pudding is a Kenyan dessert that is packed full of flavour.

It is made with a mix of pumpkin, coconut milk, sugar, and spices such as cloves and nutmeg. Cook the pudding for around 2-3 hours until it achieves a thick consistency similar to custard.

Once cooled down, the pudding can be served on its own or topped with grated coconut for extra sweetness. It’s the perfect post-meal treat for Christmas day and will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

Curried Goat Stew 

Curried Goat Stew is a popular African Christmas food that is flavorful and gratifying. Made with goat, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger, and curry powder, this hearty stew is a favourite at Christmas dinners throughout the continent. The flavours of the spices blend perfectly to create an unforgettable taste – best enjoyed with steamed rice or pita bread.

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