Githeri, a mixture of beans and maize, is one popular staple in Kenya and today I am going to share my recipe that will blow your mind, once you taste the results. It goes without saying that this dish is very healthy and in this recipe I used black kidney beans which are very rich in Molybdenum, a mineral vital for iron utilization, detoxification. They are also rich in folate, vitamin B6, calcium and potassium << all great nutrients for a healthy being.
- 1 cup pre-soaked (overnight) dried maize
- 1 cup pre-soaked (overnight) dried beans
- Organic curry powder
- organic cayenne pepper
- natural salt
- Add water, ratio of one part food, 2.5 parts water ( or 2:5 for those who paid attention in math class) and bring to boil. When it reaches boiling point, reduce heat to a simmer (small bubbles) and let it cook nice and slow for 2-3 hours depending on quality and type of grain.
- Separate the stock from boiled veggies and discard them as you keep your stock warm to ensure it does not interfere with cooking temperatures.
- Start with garlic, stir-fry one minute or til aromatic, then onions another one minute or til translucent then the tomatoes as you slowly add the stock then potatoes then carrots and cilantro stalks.
- Add the boiled maize and beans into the sauce, taste for salt and adjust if need be.
- Add some cayenne pepper and curry powder and bring to boil, then reduce to low heat and simmer 20 minutes.
- Chop cilantro (ndania), grate some carrot and add to the food as it rests for 10 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite greens and an avocado