Kenyan Mukimo Recipe How to make Mukimo – Jikoni Magic

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Mukimo is a staple food of the Kikuyu community in Kenya. The word mukimo means mashed. Mukimo comprises of potatoes, pumpkin leaves, green peas, soft and fresh maize off the cob.

Ingredients:

4 potatoes
1 cup fresh green peas
1 cup soft green maize off the cob
A handful of malenge (pumpkin) leaves
Salt to taste

28 thoughts on “Kenyan Mukimo Recipe How to make Mukimo – Jikoni Magic

  1. Thanks for this video.hopefully I can access some of these ingredients in the Diaspora coz I miss home food big time

    1. +Jewel ofthenile Hi dear, you are welcome. Glad I could share a piece of home with you. And, I also hope you find the ingredients as well so that you can enjoy the comforts of home.

    2. Thanks for the response. Hopefully I will find those ingredients soon. I also have a request. Could you kindly make a video on Githeri recipe? I will appreciate

    3. +Jewel ofthenile Githeri has been in the pipeline for a while now. It’s just that I have such a backlog of videos to edit and upload that I’ve become overwhelmed. I will get to it and will tag you once it’s up.

  2. Hi..I’m not familiar with the pumpkin leaves.Any other substitution for the pumpkin leaves?Thanks

    1. +Jikonimagic thanks.I hate bland maize(corn).i love grilled corn.I thought about grilling the whole maize on a grill,and then shave the maize from the ear,incorporating the maize into my mukimo.

    2. That’s an idea worth exploring, never thought of doing it that way. My only concern is that the maize would not be as soft as the boiled one. Some people actually sautee onions, add spices to them and then add this mixture to the mukimo and then mash it all together.

  3. I love all your recipes. My husband is from Kenya and isn’t use to American food some things he will eat and somethings he won’t. So I went on a mission to find ways to cook the food he likes with a taste of home. I found you such great food and he loves that I’m learning how to cook Kenyan foods. Keep up the great work. God has truly blessed you

    1. Thank you, that is so good to hear. Now go cooking for your darling husband my dear 😁😁

  4. Yes yes he says are you sure your a American Woman. You learn so quick and cook like a true Kenyan woman thanks to your wonderful recipes.. We will be taking a trip at Christmas to Kenya I can’t wait he talks about how beautiful it is…

    1. +Rosseita Keita Hi, you can use spinach or stinging nettle leaves. They work very well in this recipe.

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