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Description

Food traditionally eaten in Kenya, particularly in poorer communities where this would be the one meal people ate all day.

Resources

Cornmeal
Cabbage,
Tomatoes,
Onion,
Oil

Instructions

Scouts should start a fire to cook the meal in the traditional Kenyan way.


Ugali Recipe

This is a very stiff maize meal porridge. Actually, it’s about the consistency of play dough.

4 cups water
3 to 4 cups maize meal

1. Bring water to a boil in a pot.
2. Add the maize meal and stir to prevent lumps.
3. Add more maize meal to make a thick porridge.
4. Keep stirring until the maize meal is well cooked.
5. Tip out onto a plate – the ugali should hold its shape.

*You can add a little bit of butter or margarine to the porridge before it thickens for more flavor.

Sukuma wiki

4 to 6 portions
INGREDIENTS
Oil or fat -- 3 tablespoons
Onion, chopped or minced -- 1
Cabbage -- 2 pounds
Tomatoes, chopped -- 2 cups
Water or stock -- 1 cup
Salt and pepper -- to taste
METHOD
Heat the oil or fat over medium-high flame in a large, heavy-bottomed pot. Add the onion and sauté until translucent. Add the cabbage in batches.
Add the tomatoes, water or stock, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer gently until tender, from 20 to 30 minutes.
Adjust seasoning and serve with a little bit of the broth.

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