Recipe and steps for making sweet githeri
Frying and simmering
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
430g pre boiled maize
2 medium sized tomatoes, pureed
1 large onion
3 Cloves garlic- finely minced
2” ginger- finely minced
3 spring onions
1 large potato- cut into small cubes
2 Large carrots
½ green hoho (green bell pepper)
1 Chilli beef cube
1Tbs curry powder
20g unsalted Butter
2Tbs vegetable oil
5 large spinach leaves
About Kenyan Githeri
Githeri is a Kenyan-born food that is comprised of maize, beans, spinach or cabbage all together. It is hailed of being a whole meal because it is a balanced diet. Every household can customize the githeri by cooking it in their own unique style.
Githeri is readily available in local hotels famously referred to as Kibandaski.
It is cheap for a normal meal and gained popularity during the Kenyan August 8 elections. One man called Martin Kamotho was photographed carrying a transparent bag full of Githeri.
The queue was long so he bought a bag of Githeri to keep busy. He immediately became a nationwide sensation with many Kenyans joining in taking up Githeri. In fact a dance was formed in honour of Githeri and the Githeri man in the song Kanashika.
I rate Kenyan Githeri 4 out of 5