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What you will need:

  • Black beans, boiled and drained about 2 cups
  • Maize kernels, boiled and drained about 2 cups
  • 2 Large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Large onion, diced
  • 1 Large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed and chopped
  • Ground coriander
  • 1 C. Water
  • Royco chicken flavour
  • Curry powder
  • Black pepper
  • Salt


  1. Any type of dried beans work for this recipe
  2. Unlike the traditional githeri, I decided to mix the maize and beans while frying.
  3. Make sure the maize in well pre-boiled and is very soft.
  4. You can season your githeri anyway you want



  1. On high heat, place clean pan and add oil. Add the garlic and onions and stir till an aroma is released.
  2. Add the tomatoes and cover pan. Wait for the tomatoes to become soft and tender.
  3. Add the boiled maize and the beans. Stir till distributed evenly.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients except the water. Stir occasionally till they dry out. Add the water and stir.
  5. Let the githeri simmer on low fire till all the water is gone.
  6. Remove from fire and serve.

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