Kenyan gastronomy has a wide variety of delicious dishes and you should not miss the opportunity to try them. One of them is the Kenyan mukimo, a typical dish of the Kikuyus tribe but widely known throughout the African continent.
The traditional delicacy consists of mashed potatoes, peas and corn. Adding spinach or pumpkin leaves gives the dish the extra green color.
It is worth mentioning that Kenyan mukimo is used as a garnish for any cut of stewed meat, such as beef, veal, or goat, seasoned with ginger, cloves, bay leaf, paprika as well as other spices.
If you want a crunchier touch you can add some fried onion, which will give it a sweeter taste.
If you are a mashed potatoes lover, make sure to try this delicious Kenyan mukimo recipe by following below instructions.
Kenyan Mukimo is a delicious dish and is a staple food in Kenyan. It is the perfect dish for those mashed potato lovers out there. Add some peas and corn to finish this delicious Kenyan Mukimo dish. This Mukimo recipe goes perfectly with beef stew. Try out this delicious recipe, it will definitely become a staple in your homes too!
2 Tbsb Butter (optional)
2 Cups swiss chard or pumpkin leaves (I did not use it on this recipe)
2 Crushed Garlic
1 kg Beef
2 Crushed Ginger
1 teaspoon of tomato paste
1/2 Bell pepper 1/2 green, 1/2 yellow and red) cut into stripes.
Salt, pepper and chili to taste
1/2 l beef broth
1 tsp dark Soy Sauce
For the mukimo
Peel the potatoes and cut it into quarters.
Put it in a large pot and cover it with water. Add some salt and cover the pot and bring the potatoes to a rapid boil, then reduce the heat and cover it.
After the potatoes are the half way cooked, add the peas and corn to the pot and cook it until everything is cooked drought. (you can also cook the peas and corn separately).
Then drain, reserve some of the water.
Add the butter to the pot and mash the potatoes with a potatoes musher until it is smooth and lumps are gone.
Add reserved water if needed.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
For the beef
Take a big pot and heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium-high heat until hot and shimmering.
Then add the beef and cook at midium heat stir constantly with a wooden spoon for about 5 minutes.
Then tranfer the meat to a plate and keep it aside.
Add onions, crushed garlic and ginger into the pan and let it cook under medium head.
Add tomato paste, salt, dark soy sauce, and any other desired spices.
Add the beef back to the pan and let it cook for a few minutes.
Add the bell peppers and cook for five more minute then add the beef broth.
Cover the pot and let it cook for 20 more minutes.
Serve hot with Mukimo
Soy sauce and spices tend to have salt in them, so be careful not to oversalt it.