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Githeri (Kenyan Beans and Maize Stew) - Jikoni Githeri (Kenyan Beans and Maize Stew) - Jikoni Print
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Githeri (Kenyan Beans and Maize Stew)

  • Author: Rumasha Beni
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes



½ cup vegetable oil

1 cup small diced potatoes

1 large red onion, finely diced

3 tomatoes, finely diced or 1 1/2 cups of tomato puree

½ a green bell pepper, chopped

½ cup of chopped spring onions

4 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

A handful of fresh coriander (dhania), chopped

1 teaspoon garam masala

½ teaspoon cumin powder

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

1 cup boiled kidney beans

1 cup boiled soft maize

½ teaspoon lemon zest

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Heat up ½ cup of vegetable oil in a saucepan, fry your diced potatoes until golden brown, and use a spider to remove them and set them aside for later.


  • Pre-boil your maize and beans until cooked through, keep in the freezer for whenever you’re ready to make a quick batch of Githeri.
  • Prep all your veggies and spices before you start to cook to keep the cooking process flowing.