Kenyan Githeri

by Keesha
Keesha's Kenyan Githeri

Whenever I Want to feel energized and full of life I eat Githeri. This dish is packed with protein and is one of my favorite tropical treats after a powerful workout. Originating from Kenya, this delicacy can be served in lots of different variations, involving different vegetables and spices.

Today, I am presenting you my own version, served on pastry dough. I used fresh spinach sauce instead of eggs to paint the pastry before putting it in the oven. Make sure you add the sauce just before serving, to avoid that it soaks through the pastry. Have a look at my video below and leave a comment if you like it!


By Keesha Serves: 4


  • ½ pound of dried red beans
  • 1 pound of dried maize
  • 3 finely chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • Salt



You need to first soak the maize and red beans in water overnight ( you can also use can maize and beans).


Drain the water and add fresh water to soak the beans and maize.


Add salt and boil for 2 and a half hours. Wait until the beans become soft.


Once the beans have become soft, drain the water and keep it aside.


Take a pan and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.


Add the diced onions and fry until golden brown.


Add the beans and the maize in the onions and cook for 5 minutes before serving.

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