Cooking Tanzanian Food – Learn how to cook traditional Tanzanian dishes.
As an add on service to any tour at Materuni village, we offer a traditional Chagga cooking class. This cooking class is relaxed – Hakuna Matata! Not only will you get to enjoy and taste the local cuisine, but you will also have the opportunity to learn more about the lifestyles of many villagers in Materuni in a hands-on way. Accompanied by our village mamas you will go to the farm to source your fresh ingredients, cook dishes by following step by step recipes, and enjoy a lesson on how to serve these traditional dishes.
In our cooking class, you will learn how to cook traditional Chagga food, including Machalari (banana foods), kiburu, kitawa, pilau, ngande, and kitalolo. You will also get the opportunity to make Ugali. Ugali is Tanzania’s most known dish, made with cassava flour, cornmeal, and millet or sorghum meal. Ugali is served with meat or fish stew, vegetables, or some beans.
All our customers will be given the recipes to bring home so you can share them with loved ones. Our guides will be there throughout the cooking class to assist and answer any questions you may have. Come and join us for an unforgettable and fun cooking experience!
Price Per Person is $35 (excluding transportation to/from Moshi);
Please be aware that any wheat, corn, or nut allergies/sensitivities may prevent you from participating in this experience. Feel free to let us in advance and we will adjust based on your wishes. Transportation depends on the combination of tours.