How to cook Sukuma Wiki | Collard Greens | Kale
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

How to cook or prepare sweet Kenyan sukuma wiki that is full of flavour. This recipe uses fresh ingredients that make the entire dish quite vibrant. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Kenyan
Serves: 4 people
Author: Kalyonge Agnes
  • 2 Bunches Sukuma wiki - about 30 leaves
  • 1 Bunch Spinach - between 15 - 20 leaves
  • 2 Medium sized and fully ripe tomatoes - cut them up into small pieces
  • 1 Medium sized onion - finely diced
  • 1/4 Finely diced green hoho / bell pepper - optional
  • 1 Bunch dhania /coriander leaves - optional
  • 2 Tbsp Sunflower oil - or any of your favourite neutral oils
  • salt to taste
  1. Wash and cut up the sukuma wiki and spinach into your desired size.

  2. Add oil to the sufuria, once it comes up to temperature add the onions and sautee until just translucent. 

  3. Add tomatoes and salt to taste, stir, reduce the heat to a very gentle simmer, cover and leave for about five minutes for tomatoes to soften and release their juices.

  4. Add the sukuma wiki and spinach together with the hohos, mix, cover and leave to simmer for about five minutes.

  5. Finally add the dhania (if using), check for seasoning and turn off the heat

  1. The most common accompaniment, in terms of starch, is ugali, but you can go ahead and serve with your favourite starch. Rice or chapat.

Recipe Notes
  1. If you are a spice loving person you could add your favourite spices to the sukuma wiki to enhance flavour.
  2. Spinach is not 100% essential to this recipe, if you do not like it leave it out and cook three bunches of sukuma wiki instead.