One of many many many many presents my dad and mom bestowed my sisters and I is introducing us at a really younger age the big selection of Conventional Kenyan greens. We have now all the time loved them as youngsters, and never whilst adults with our personal properties & with our personal infants, conventional Kenyan greens are a really frequent look. For me, it’s what I eat 95% of the time and I usually joke if I had been to depart the nation, our mbogas are definitely prime 5 of the meals I might miss.

Every a part of the nation has their very own  mbogas however it’s the western communities which have the widest array and the riches tradition round making ready and consuming them. The listing of conventional greens and attainable mixtures is infinite. However one after the other, we will make one with a particular twist of my very own. Risudza, also called Managu, is fairly frequent and amongst my faaaaavorite to have. This specific recipe is undeniably scrumptious, and I’m very excited to share it with you guys!

PREP TIME: 30 min     COOK TIME: 30 min        SERVES: 2


2 bunches of contemporary risudza (managu)

1 purple onion, chopped

1/2 cup of spring onion

1/2 tablespoon of minced ginger

1 tomato, chopped

1 tablespoon of creamy peanut butter

250 ml of cream


Risudza is the Llogoli time period for what’s extra generally referred to as Managu. This can be very frequent within the Western components of the nation however is quick gaining reputation in different areas. It’s full flavored and takes on the notes of different greens so nicely. It’s wealthy in iron, B nutritional vitamins, folic acid, calcium and permits for correct regulation of blood sugars.

In Nairobi, I buy mine from Naivas. A bunch goes for 33 bob (costs for early 2023 ), which is extraordinarily reasonably priced. For this recipe, I used two bunches.

Separate the leaves from the stalk. The leaves are large and the plucking is easy. It isn’t as tedious because the tiny leaves of mitoo or terere. Some individuals are eager on eradicating the entire stalk, however I don’t thoughts leaving some stalk in as they soften and not using a downside and your physique drastically advantages from the additional roughage.

A little bit of the stalk for this vegetable is ok however for greens such at mitoo, your entire stalk needs to be eliminated.

Proceed to blanch them till simply softened and shiny inexperienced. We blanch them in some water in addition to a splash of Munyu Mushereka. Munyu Mushereka is a pure salt and tenderizer derived from the ash of dried bean pods/ matoke peels. It’s optionally available to make use of, nonetheless extremely inspired. We make ours at dwelling however you should buy your Munyu from Kienyeji Store.

As soon as JUST tender and shiny inexperienced, you’re completed. This could take beneath 10 minutes. Don’t over boil them till they turn into darkish inexperienced. A fast blanch is what is required.

Like all greens, they drastically shrink down. Out of two full bunches, the consequence was this little bowl.

With this completed, we proceed to cook dinner.

In your sufuria, add some oil and a few salt. Cook dinner the 2 onions and the ginger till softened and aromatic. Add within the tomatoes and cook dinner till tender.

Add within the blanched risudza and blend in. Watch out to not cook dinner it for too lengthy.

Pour in your cream together with he peanut butter after which combine. Kienyeji Store additionally sells genuine cream for veggies in Nairobi. Along with the well being advantages of risudza that we’ve already mentioned, including some cream will increase the amount of calcium and the peanut butter introduces important fat into your physique.

Enable this to simmer on low warmth for about 10-Quarter-hour after which serve.

Completely scrumptious!!! I selected to serve mine with some steaming scorching ugali and my all time favourite sticky mango bbq pork ribs!

Take a look at this plate!

As I usually say, an ideal plate is one the place you’ve all food teams current and within the appropriate potions as per your energetic wants. This serving is ideal. The risudza ( managu) are had been tremendous scrumptious and wealthy as nicely. The nuttiness of each the peanut butter actually got here by and it went so nicely with the flavour of the pork and Ug.

I like my mbogas actually easy, however easy doesn’t imply boring! I hope you do get to do this creamy magnificence out and I do know you’ll love love love this a lot!

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