How To Make Delectable Githeri

Delicious Githeri!

Githeri is a common Kenyan dish prepared by mixing maize and beans. It’s a traditional dish which most Kenyans know about, but lack the skill to prepare. It’s interesting because the procedure is quite simple. Many people tend to avoid the dish citing it as a tasteless dish. On the contrary, githeri is a great dish. It is a simple dish to prepare and with the right technique, it can be an excellent recipe if you are tired of the regular recipes.

How To Make Delectable Githeri

Here is a great way to prepare the dish. Obviously, you will have to start by boiling maize and beans in one cooking pot. It takes quite some time so go for the most efficient cooking fuel for you. Also, ensure that you get tender maize for best results.

Here are the next important steps.

  • 2 glasses of Githeri (maize and beans)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt to taste
  • Coriander
  • 1 Green pepper, diced
  • 1 Red pepper, diced
  • 1 onion bulb, diced
  • 1 Knorr beef cube
  • Cooking oil for frying
  • Glass of water
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 avocado


  • In a medium-sized sufuria, fry the diced onions till they are golden brown in color.
  • Put the 2 glasses of githeri in the sufuria with fried onions after which you can stir.
  • After a quick stir, throw in the diced green pepper and add half a glass of water and cover it for five minutes as it cooks. Cut the coriander in small pieces and add it to the sufuria and cook for an extra two minutes.

How To Make Delectable Githeri

  • After 10 minutes, check to see if the water has evaporated. Add 3 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 Knorr beef cube, and a few pinches of salt to taste. Add a cup of water to the whole mixture and let it cook for ten minutes. Ensure that majority of water evaporates before you turn off the heat.
  • Extract your avocado from its peel and throw it in your plate.

How To Make Delectable Githeri

Serve the githeri hot! Note: You can serve the githeri with a side of rice if you want. It makes great stew.



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