Lifestyle April 15, 2016 at 07:01 am

Five Unique African Cuisines to Try This Weekend

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

Fredrick Ngugi April 15, 2016 at 07:01 am

April 15, 2016 at 07:01 am | Lifestyle

Kenyan Mukimo

Kenyan Mukimo cuisine. (Photo:

Mukimo/Irio (Kenya)
The Word “Mukimo” is derived from the English word “mash.” So judging by its name, it’s clear that you prepare the dish by mashing different ingredients together. But you don’t just put foodstuffs together and mash them; there are important steps to be followed.

Basically, this dish consists of maize, beans, potatoes and green vegetables (pumpkin leaves). First, you boil maize and beans together. Then you add peeled potatoes and greens and let the mixture cook for 15 more minutes. Once cooked, drain excess water from the cooking pot, put everything together, add salt, and mash. Mashing is done using a special type of wooden spoon and takes quite a while before the dough is fully blended. Serve it with stew.


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