How to make githeri – HapaKenya


Githeri doesn’t have to conjure up memories of the boarding school dining hall that you’d rather forget. If cooked well and served with avocado slices, githeri can be a meal that will leave you licking your fingers asking for more.

Here is a simple fried githeri recipe that you should try. Don’t be afraid to make a difference once you’ve learned how to cook.


  • 1 cup of boiled corn and bean mixture.
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Two tomatoes.
  • One medium sized onion
  • Salt to taste
  • Seasoning of your choice
  • Black pepper to taste.
  • 1 bunch of fresh dhania.
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil


  • Start by boiling an equal proportion of corn and beans until tender. That is, for every 1 cup of corn, add 1 cup of beans.
  • Chop your onions, tomatoes and dhania.
  • Pound your garlic.
  • In a hot pan, add your cooking oil and heat it.
  • Add your garlic and lightly fry for about a minute.
  • Add your onions and cook them until translucent.
  • Add your tomatoes and pepper.
  • Reduce heat and cover to let tomatoes cook until mashed.
  • Add your githeri and seasoning and continue to fry over medium heat.
  • Add about half a cup of water again and simmer over low heat for about fifteen to twenty minutes.
  • Add the dhania as the last step.
  • Mix it once and serve hot.


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