Have You Enjoyed Kasodi Today?


July 31, 2014 by Joanne T Ferguson

 Coconut-milk-corn-peanutHave You Enjoyed Kasodi Today?

I know I did and um, well, gulp, not only is this recipe “finger licking good,” but trust me, you WILL want to lick the plate!

I can already hear you in Internet land asking, “What is Kasodi and what country does it come from?”

And yes, I hear, “where is the recipe?” too!

For those who have been following this fun-filled food series, last month I shared
Northern Thai Chicken Curry with Homemade Spice and Curry Paste as shared
by Sangeetha from Nitha’s Kitchen.

The International Food Challenge continues to be a a joint effort of sharing passions for all world cuisines started by Sara from Sara’s Yummy Bites and Shobana from Kitchen Secrets and Snippets.

This month’s international challenge is hosted by Ramya from Lemonkurry.

Ramya chose East Africa which included Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Burandian cuisine.

Ramya shared “The are so many similar dishes from this cuisine along with various parts of the world.”

For those who may not be familiar where East Africa is located in the world:


Photo Courtesy of The Universary of South Carolina Library

Map-east-africaPhoto Courtesy of coffeeproject

Africa is the second largest continent of the Earth’s seven continents.

Arabic is the most spoken language in many dialects.

Did you know The Sahara (Africa’s largest desert) is greater in size than the entire United States?

The cuisine in Africa is quite varied from region to region.

For example, in the North, the foods have been heavily influenced for centuries from traders and migrants.

The Arabs introduced such spices as cumin, saffron and cinnamon to name a few.

Did you know cattle are considered to be a symbol of wealth in Africa?

Farmers in the East and South may only use the cattle for dairy, not meat and as such, many of the regions dishes include grains and beans.

Oranges, lemons and limes are used in cooking.

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting hungry and let me introduce to you the options Ramya provided our group for this wonderful African cuisine challenge; Rayma provided
a “main course, snack, baked goodie and a dessert.”

MANZARI  — fried donut

JUGA CAKE“biscotti type baked goodie”

KASODIUgandan Sweet Corn in Peanuts and coconut sauce

KUKU PAKA — Kenyan Chicken Curry



What great choices, don’t you think?

As my passion is minimizing food wastage and I like to choose ingredients I have on hand, I chose Kasodi; YUM!

What I loved about his recipe was the ease and simplicity, but was full of flavor.

Kasodi does not have to be solely made from sweet corn, but can be made with cauliflower, broccoli, butternut pumpkin and even tofu!

If it is one thing I have learned in exploring more about African and specifically East African cuisine, it is that not many people worldwide are familiar with it.

Thank you again Ramya for hosting this month’s East African cuisine.

Should anyone wish to read more about the region and it’s food, I saw this interesting article Kenya: Cuisine and Recipes via Whats4Eats.

Hands up, who would like some Kasodi today?

Would you enjoy yours with or without chilli?

Have you ever experienced African cuisine?

I hope I have inspired you to explore more African recipes you can enjoy in the convenience of your own home!

Until next month when another country and region’s cuisine and recipes are revealed….look forward to what I create in participating in this fun International Food Challenge.

Please feel free to click on the above link should you have an interested in signing up and participating in next month’s challenge!

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28 thoughts on “Have You Enjoyed Kasodi Today?

  1. Michal says:

    Loved reading this post! Thanks

  2. Ronda says:

    I’ve never heard of Kasodi but it sounds pretty interesting.

  3. savoryexperiments says:

    Looks great! I have not tried kasodi, but I love trying new things.

  4. auntbeesrecipes says:

    Never heard of Kasodi before! Loved learning about it from you!

  5. Thank you for sharing some interesting facts today! I have never had Kasodi, and would love to try it after reading your blog post. It sounds delicious!

  6. Have I Enjoyed Kasodi Today? Not yet, but I’ve enjoyed learning about it! Corn and Coconut sound like a tasty combo. Thanks Joanne!

  7. I had never heard of kasodi before but it sounds really delicious. I always love the information you give in your posts. I always learn so much here on your blog!

  8. I have never heard of kasodi? I can always plan on getting my foodie education when I visit you!! 🙂

  9. It’s interesting that generally there’s not much focus on African cuisine as with others. The information you shared was really fascinating, and piqued my interest to learn more – thanks!

  10. I was not familiar with kasodi and was excited to read about it. Sounds like this African dish is quite versatile and delicious! Thank you for continuing to educate us about international cuisines!

  11. So fun this month, really different culinary experience. And I love the kasodi, great pics. Looks delish.

  12. saras says:

    Your pictures are very inviting joanne ..tempting me to give a try ..Have great day!!

  13. Ramya says:

    Delicious recipe dear.infact i want to make but time does not favor for me.sure i will try this one

  14. Hehe I have heard of kasundi but not kasodi! There’s so much to learn about food today! 😀

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