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Traditional

  • Ugali
    Ugali
  • Irio
    Irio
  • Githeri
    Githeri

The Kenyan traditional food  is essentially maize and other cereals depending on the region, including millet and sorghum eaten with various meats and vegetables.

Ugali is undeniable most common Kenyan food staple  – usually made from cornmeal that is added to boiling water and heated until it turns into a dense block of cornmeal paste. Ugali has the consistency of a grainy dough and the heaviness of a brick.

For many Kenyans, ugali along with a small amount of cooked vegetables or saucy stew is a normal meal.

Irio (Mashed Peas and Potato Mix) is one of the most famous dishes in Kenya, a food that originated as a Kikuyu staple and spread throughout the country. ... This hearty and heavy Kenyan food is famous to eat with roasted nyama choma meat (nyama na irio) or just some Kenyan style stew.

Green peas and potatoes are boiled and then mashed up before whole kernels of maize (corn) are added to give the mash some extra starch and texture. This hearty and heavy Kenyan food is famous to eat with roasted nyama choma meat (nyama na irio) or just some Kenyan style stew.

 

Githeri, a Kenyan dish that consists of boiled beans, corn kernels, and possibly mixed in with a little bit of vegetables.

The combination of Githeri is a filling, highly nutritious, and can be quite good when complimented with salt, pepper, chilies, and even a chapati!