Discover Uganda through Food, 5 Easy to Make Insanely Delicious Snacks

By Cynthia Tumwine Via

One of the most fascinating things about Uganda is its various cuisines across the different regions. North, South, East to West; each region is characterised by a different type of food. Today we focus on easy to make snacks that you are likely to crave on a random weekend at home.


Samosa, samoosa, sambusa, or samboksa is a fried or baked dish with a savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, carrots, peas, rice, chicken, minced lamb or minced beef. Served hot, these are super delicious and could be given as starters, put on a breakfast menu or had with tea, coffee or hot chocolate.


Made from Milk or Coconut milk specifically, Yeast, Sugar, Flour and Water. Mandazi are another easy to make sweet delicacy that is very popular in Uganda and East Africa in general.

A delicacy in West and East Africa as well as the Caribbean, fried plantain is an easy to make quick snack that is very delicious. Fried plantain may be served as a snack, a starter or as a side dish to a main course, such as with rice, meat and several sauces. It is made in different ways: salted or unsalted, cut into “ears”, “fingers”, can be diced, or fried whole.


Chapati also known as roti, safati, shabaat in different parts of the world is a common easy to make snack here in Uganda. It can be eaten for breakfast, or as “kikomando” for lunch or supper. This meal mainly consists of chapatti and beans popularized by University students. Chapati is made of whole wheat flour salt and water mixed into dough and then flattened.


Made from the small sweet bananas or over ripe plantain and cassava flour, this is a delicacy that many Ugandans enjoy at home and even many areas abroad.

If you are the kind of person who likes to snap your fingers and make things happen or are generally too lazy to cook on weekends for example, then just head to JumiaFood and with one click of the breakfast menu, you’ll have access to most restaurants around Kampala where these options will be available to you.


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