How to make githeri


Githeri doesn’t have to elicit memories of the boarding school dining hall that you would rather forget. If cooked properly and served with slices of avocado, githeri can be a meal that will leave you licking your fingers begging for more.

Here is a simple fried githeri recipe that you should try. Do not be afraid to switch things up once you get the hang of cooking it.


  • 1cup of boiled mix of maize and beans.
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Two tomatoes.
  • One medium sized onion
  • Salt to taste
  • Seasoning of choice
  • Black pepper to taste.
  • 1 fresh bunch of dhania.
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil 


  • Begin by boiling an equal ratio of maize and beans until soft. That is, for every 1 cup of maize, add 1 cup of beans.
  • Chop up your onions, tomatoes and dhania.
  • Pound your garlic.
  • In a hot pan add your cooking oil and heat it.
  • Toss in your garlic and fry lightly for about a minute.
  • Add in your onions and cook it till translucent.
  • Add in your tomatoes and pepper.
  • Lower heat and cover to let the tomatoes cook till mashed into a paste.
  • Add your githeri and seasoning and continue to fry on medium heat.
  • Add in about a half cup of water cover again and let simmer on low heat for about fifteen to twenty minutes.
  • Add in the dhania as the last step. 
  • Mix it in once and serve when hot.
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