Nutritional/General NotesMukimo (also known as "Irio") is a common delicacy in Kenya especially in the provinces of Central, parts of the Rift Valley and Eastern provinces. It consists of Githeri (another delicacy of these parts that is a mixture of beans and maize boiled together) and potatoes. A popular dish that is also served during special occasions like weddings and birth ceremonies, it can also have bananas and yams in it.
The nutritional value cannot be dismissed: your usual carbs from the starches, vitamins from the greens and other micro-nutirents that come with the various ingredients that are used.
Time to Cook
1 hour to 1h - 35min
- Githeri. This needs to be prepared prior to cooking this dish.
- Green vegetables e.g. spinaches, kale or pumpkin leaves. Yes, pumpkin leaves can be eaten too.
- Potatoes (very crucial). Peel as many as you can.
- Yams (optional)
- Bananas (optional)
- Chop your onions, green vegetgables, garlic and tomatoes.
- Fry your onions till they turn golden brown. This will take 5 - 7 minutes.
- Place your tomatoes and garlic. Fry until soft.
- Next, fry your potaotes until they turn soft.
- Add in your chopped green vegetables. Fry until they turn soft.
- Add water. Let it boil until the potaoes turn a bit mushy.
- Add the githeri into the mixture and stir until they mix right. Let it heat for awhile for some of the water to evaporate.
- Remove the food from the fire.
- Begin to mash it using a "mwiko". Mash until it achieves a pasty consistency.