KENYAN KACHUMBARI

No weekend is ever complete without Nyama Choma! It’s always the weekend plan, you know “parte after parte after parte” 😉, Kenyans know what this means. And with Nyama Choma comes Kachumbari (tomato onion salad). There are several variations of Kachumbari and you can always add more ingredients or leave it as the classic Kenyan salad

INGREDIENTS

1 Onion
2 Tomatoes
1/2 Yellow Bell Pepper
1 Teaspoon Chili Flakes
Pinch Salt
3 Tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
1 Lemon
2 Tablespoons Chopped Dhania (cilantro)

METHOD

Chop onions into cubes, add to bowl and pour the white wine vinegar to cover. Soak the onions for 10 minutes. Vinegar helps remove the acidity from the onions and lessen the oniony taste and smell

Add the pre soaked onions in bowl

Add tomatoes

Add yellow bell peppers

Add salt

Add chili flakes

Add dhania (cilantro)

Add chopped green chillies

Mix the ingredients well

Add pinch of salt

Squeeze in juice of 1 lemon

Mix well. You can refrigerate few minutes before serving

Serve with mains like pilau, rice, chicken or nyama choma (grilled meat)


KENYAN KACHUMBARI


Recipe by Mulunga Alukwe


Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 00 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes
Yield: 1 Bowl
Ingredients

  • 1
    Onion
  • 2
    Tomatoes
  • 1/2
    Yellow Bellpepper
  • 1 Teaspoon
    Chili flakes
  • Salt
    to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons
    White Wine Vinegar
  • 1
    Lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons
    Dhania (Cilantro)

Cooking Directions

  1. Chop onions into cubes, add to bowl and pour the white wine vinegar to cover. Soak the onions for 10 minutes. Vinegar helps remove the acidity from the onions and lessen the oniony taste and smell
  2. Add the pre-soaked onions in bowl. Add tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, salt and chili flakes. Add dhania (cilantro), chopped green chilies, Mix the ingredients well, add pinch of salt. Squeeze in juice of 1 lemon. Mix well. You can refrigerate few minutes before serving
  3. Serve with mains like pilau, rice, chicken or nyama choma (grilled meat)

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