Recipe and steps for making ugali in Kenya

Cooking Time

15-20 minutes

Recipe Category

Main dish

Recipe Cuisine


Cooking method



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Recipe Ingredients

4 cups of maize flour

6 cups of water

Recipe Instructions

Recipe yield

4 servings

About Kenyan Ugali

Ugali is a stiff porridge that is made out of maize flour (Corn flour in American English). Kenyans love to eat ugali especially when it is accompanied by Nyama Choma (Roast Meat) and veggies. It is quite similar to the Nigerian fufu.

Ugali is a staple food in Kenya and will be found in majority of Kenyan households. Both rich and poor love to have ugali in their dinner timetables.

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4 out of 5