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.