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.