Let’s face it, traditional Kenyan food is not as appealing to the eye and palette as we would want it to be especially compared to all the foods from the rest of the world. I hail from a region in Kenya that doesn’t take food seriously taste-wise and I have made it a mission to change this by trying to come up with interesting ways of enjoying our local foods. I came up with a recipe that gives a popular Kenyan dish a 21st century look and taste, hope you make it and enjoy it like I did.
1/2kg Boiled Githeri/Muthokoi
3-4 Cloves garlic(Chopped)
1-2 tbsp Curry powder(depends on taste)
2 Tomatoes(small dices/blended)
Small bunch dhania
1/2 Red pepper
1/2 Green pepper
1/2 Yellow pepper
1 Stalk celery(optional)
- Fry the onion and ginger in little oil til it starts to brown while contanstly stirring to avoid from burning.
- Add the garlic then the curry powder/garam masala stir and allow to cook for about 2 minutes with the heat on low to avoid it from burning.
- Add the tomatoes, carrots and celery(if using) and stir and allow to cook while covered. I recommend to blended the tomatoes for faster cooking. When blending you may also add in the dhania and blend together with the tomatoes and get a rich tasty blend.
- Allow about 2 minutes then add a little water if necessary to avoid the sauce from drying up. Add the githeri, stir and allow to cook for 2 minutes. Finally add the peppers, stir and leave covered to a further two minutes.
- The food is ready when the peppers are slightly crunchy and you may also add a little water to make the stew have more liquid. It should only take about 6-7 minutes from the time you add the tomatoes/carrots to the time you turn off the heat.
- Serve hot and garnish with chopped dhania(or the leaves).
You may add any of your desired vegetables just make sure when cutting them you cut them nice and small to make it look appealing to the eye. When cooking, add the various vegetables at different times during the cooking process to allow enough time to cook and not overcooking others.
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