How to make Kenya Nyama Choma – Easy Recipe

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
How to make Kenya Nyama Choma - Easy Recipe 1

How to make Kenya Nyama Choma – Easy Recipe

  • Author: Cat Black
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Kenya Nyama choma is Kenya’s unofficial national dish, meaning barbecued meat in the Swahili language. The meat is usually goat or beef, served roasted throughout the country, from roadside shacks to fine restaurants. It is often paired with local beer and side dishes such as ugali.

In this recipe we will present the recipe of Kenya Nyama Choma A timesaving one, yet delicious for young or old.


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lbs mutton (goat meat) or beef
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste
  • ¼ lemon juice
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of water



  1. Wash and leave the meat to dry. Put in a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the ginger and garlic paste and lemon juice. Then pour the mixture over the meat to marinate it.
  3. Cover the meat and leave for 2 hours to marinate completely.


  1. Heat your grill to be very hot.
  2. Spread the cooking oil over the meat and place it on the grill.
  3. Dissolve the salt in warm water and sprinkle it over the meat while cooking.
  4. Charcoal should be low for the meat to cook slowly without burning.
  5. Flip the meat over on all sides until the outside is soft, and the inside cooks well.
  6. Once the meat is completely cooked, remove it from the grill and serve hot.
  • Category: main
  • Cuisine: African, East African


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 399
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 443mg
  • Fat: 35g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Cholesterol: 82mg

Keywords: Nyama Choma

Leave a Comment

Recipe rating