Kenyan dishes are very diverse and they vary depending with the different communities. They have evolved and been adapted to suit the regions and cultures. Mukimo is one such dish. I will be giving you the secret to this tasty Kenyan Mukimo recipe right here. I will show you how to successfully execute it. In fact, it is so easy, it would be almost impossible to mess it. Trust me!
Mukimo is one of the staple dishes of the Kikuyu community in Kenya. It consists of green maize, potatoes, green peas and kahurura (pumpkin leaves) all mashed together. There are many variations of mukimo recipe. Some people use spinach as a substitute for the pumpkin leaves or beans to substitute for the green peas. In some communities, pumpkin is used as a substitute for potatoes.
No ceremony or celebration of any kind (especially among the communities from Mt. Kenya) is complete without tasty Kenyan mukimo.
Now-a-days, people add cream, butter or margarine to give this tasty mukimo an extra layer of flavour. Some also go as far as adding some curry powder while mashing it.
If you are in a region, where there is scarcity in the availability of fresh vegetables use frozen ones. Be careful to add less water.
- 2 cups of maize off the cob
- 6 medium sized potatoes
- 2 cups green peas
- A bunch of kahurura (pumpkin leaves)
- Salt to taste
- 50 g butter or Margarine (optional)