Monday, 6 July 2015

Tanzanian Coconut Rice - Wali wa Nazi and Tanzanian Fish Curry - Mchuzi wa Samaki

Searching for new recipes and cooking it in my kitchen has become an obsession for me. I found this Rice and Fish curry recipe on the net from East Africa ..... So I thought of cooking it and it is so similar to our Indian curry...
Tanzanian Coconut Rice - Wali wa Nazi
2 Cups Basmati rice
2 cups Coconut milk
1 1/2 cups water
Salt to taste
1/4 cup Peas
1/4 cup Carrot chopped
In a big pot mix the coconut milk, water, peas and carrots and salt, and bring to a boil. Stir in rice and boil the rice on a high flame. Then reduce the heat to a low simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes or till the rice has cooked. Serve with Fish Curry - Mchuzi wa Samaki
Tanzanian Fish Curry  - Mchuzi wa Samaki
6 medium size Tilapia fish  cleaned and washed
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Pepper
1 tbsp Oil
2  Onions chopped
2 Tomatoes chopped
3 tbsp a Tomato purée
2 green Chilli  chopped
1 tbsp  Garlic crushed
1/2 tsp Ginger paste
2 tsp Curry powder - recipe given below
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup Coriander leaves chopped
1 tbsp Coriander leaves for garnishing
1 tbsp Lime juice 
Pat dry the fish with paper towel, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Let them rest for 15 minutes. Meanwhile heat the oil over medium low heat and add the onions and green chillies. Sauté them till the onions are golden in colour. Add garlic, ginger and curry powder. Stir fry for about 2 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato purée. Stir well and cook for about 3 minutes. Add water and  coriander leaves mix well. At this point, add some salt and pepper to the sauce. Mix well.Place the fish over the sauce, cover the pan and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until the fish is completely cooked.Turn off the heat and drizzle the lemon juice over the fish. Then turn the fish very carefully on the other side. Garnished it with coriander leaves. Serve hot with Tanzanian Coconut Rice - Wali wa Nazi
African Curry Powder
1 tsp Ginger powder
1 tsp Garlic powder
2 tbsp Coriander powder
2 tbsp Cumin Powder
1 tbsp Turmeric powder
2 tbsp Red Chilli powder
Mix all the ingredients together , store it in a bottle.

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