Kenya food


Rainy season, it's Githeri time.

Here is the recipe of legume soup of Kikuyu origin

28-04-2020 di redazione

Githeri (or Mutheri) is a typical dish based on legumes, cereals and beans, typical of the Kikuyu tradition, but also of the Embu and Meru tribes. 
The recipe is now popular throughout the central region of Kenya and has its variations on Lake Victoria and the Upper Rift Valley and can also be found in some restaurants here on the coast.

Ingredients for 4 people: 

Half a cup of red bean tea
Half a cup of black bean tea
Half a teacup of peas
Half a cup of pojo (lentils)
Half a cup of corn
2 medium-sized potatoes
2 onions
2 tomatoes
A tuft of coriander (or parsley)
A garlic head
two tablespoons of oil
A sprinkling of salt and pepper

Preparation: First cook the beans with half a tablespoon of oil and half a glass of water, after ten minutes add peas and corn and continue for another half hour. Add the potatoes cut into thin slices and the other half tablespoon of oil, continue cooking for another 10 minutes.
Once cooked, leave to cool and pass in a potato masher.
Chop garlic, onions and tomato and fry with the second tablespoon of oil, salt and pepper in a pan, then add the mixture and cook for another five minutes. Serve with a sprinkling of coriander or parsley.


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