Top 20 Tanzanian Foods To Try

top 20 tanzanian foods to try

Tanzania is an East African country rich in the natural environment. It has a lot of wilderness areas and many National Parks of great importance. Mount Kilimanjaro is also located here. The Tanzanians are super friendly and very hospitable. Tanzanian cuisine is also very diverse and rich. Here, in this list, we have provided some of the best Tanzanian dishes that should be tried at least once.

1. Mtori

Mtori is a traditional banana-based soup enjoyed in Tanzania. It is made with banana, beef, potato, onion, bell pepper, and carrot. The bananas are cooked thoroughly and salt is added to taste. It is an easy-to-make recipe.


2. Mchicha

Mchicha is a spinach and peanut curry famous in Tanzania. Onion, tomato, peanut butter, and coconut milk are added. It is served with rice or Ugali.


3. Kashata

Kashata is a famous Tanzanian peanut brittle. It is prepared with roasted peanuts, coconut milk, coconut flakes, cardamom, and sugar. It is enjoyed as a snack or dessert. It has a delicious taste.


4. Mchuzi Wa Biringani

This is a delicious Tanzanian brinjal curry made with potatoes. It is prepared with many vegetables. Spices are added to give it an authentic flavor. It is served with Ugali or rice.

4.Mchuzi Wa Biringani

5. Pilau

Pilau rice is a popular dish in Tanzania inspired by Indian cuisine. A lot of spices go into this dish, along with the Pilau masala and coconut milk. Chicken is also added. This is a wholesome meal with a delicious taste.


6. Mchuzi Wa Samaki

This is a famous Tanzanian coconut fish curry. It is mildly spiced and has a deep flavor. A lot of spices go into this dish, along with onion and tomatoes. It is garnished with chopped coriander.

6.Mchuzi Wa Samaki

7. Wali Na Maharage

This is a popular recipe of rice and beans in Tanzania. Red kidney beans, onion, tomato, coconut milk, and chilies are added. It is richly spiced and has a fantastic taste. It is served with rice.

7.Wali na Maharage

8. Biryani Ya Kuku

This biryani is a popular recipe in Tanzania. It is an authentic dish prepared with chicken and rice. Veggies, yogurt, and spices are added to enhance its taste. It is prepared for special occasions.

8.Biryani Ya Kuku

9. Mchemsho

Mchemsho is a traditional soup of Tanzania prepared with many different veggies. The vegetables are combined with meat or fish. It is prepared for special occasions. It has a lot of spices and has a rich taste.


10. Samaki Wa Kupaka

This is a popular Tanzanian recipe of grilled fish prepared in coconut sauce. This recipe is prepared with while fish. Ginger, garlic, salt, pepper, and a lot of spices are added to it to give it a rich taste. It is a wholesome meal unique to Tanzania.

10.Samaki Wa Kupaka

11. Urojo

Urojo soup, also known as Zanzibar Mix, is a popular food dish in Tanzania. It is prepared with the batter of gram flour, wheat flour, coconut milk, raw mango, and spices. A batter is put into the oil and fried. It is served with chutney or urojo sauce.


12. Chipsi Mayai

It is a simple potato egg omelet, famous as the street food of Tanzania. French fries are also served along with it. It is served with kachumbari or some sauce. It can be found in almost all the places in Tanzania.

12.Chipsi Mayai

13. Irio

Irio is a popular dish of Tanzania. It has mashed potatoes, peas, and corn mixed. Butter, salt, and pepper are added to taste. It is a simple and delicious recipe.

13.Irio 1

14. Sukuma Wiki

Sukuma Wiki is a popular recipe made with collard greens. A variety of spices are added to it, and it is a vegan dish. Coriander, garlic, and ginger are added to taste. It is a delicious and nutritious recipe.

14.Sukuma Wiki 1

15. Kuku Paka

Kuku Paka is a chicken recipe is top-rated all over Tanzania. The chicken pieces are tenderly marinated in spices, grilled, and then served with coconut sauce. It is an easy-to-make recipe and can be served with rice, ugali, or kachumbari.

15.Kuku Paka 1

16. Ndizi Na Nyama

Ndizi Na Nyama is a famous Tanzanian recipe. It is prepared with banana, meat, and coconut milk, and spices that give it a rich flavor. It is tenderly cooked and served hot.

16.Ndizi Na Nyama 1

17. Wali Wa Nazi

Wali Wa Nazi is a popular Tanzanian dish. In this recipe, the rice is cooked in coconut milk and salt is added to taste. It has a refreshing taste and an authentic aroma.

17.Wali Wa Nazi 1

18. Zanzibar Pizza

This is a traditional Tanzanian pizza that can be cooked at home. The dough is made from all-purpose flour and the fillings include onion, tomato, cheese, meat, egg, and mayonnaise. It is cooked in a pan, and served with sauce.

18.Zanzibar Pizza

19. Nyama Choma

Nyama Choma is a trendy dish in Tanzania. It is prepared with goat meat. The meat is marinated over the flavorful herb and spice mix and grilled. It is served hot with kachumbari or ugali.

19.Nyama Choma

20. Mshikaki

Mshikaki is a popular Tanzanian recipe made with beef. The beef pieces are marinated and refrigerated overnight. They are then grilled on skewers and served hot.