Just so y’all know most of my official pants and skirts can’t fit me no more. #HealthyEatingwith_Cheese. It is exciting and scary at the same time that am actually gaining weight or expanding. At least my mama bear has got off my back from telling me to eat, and add weight. Now she just looks at me and pinches my cheeks, however annoying that is, am at peace and jolly!!.

Love you mama!!

Anyway,…. yesterday, got to my local grocery store looking for “green bananas” also known as Matoke” bananas, but since I couldn’t get my hands on them and I felt lazy to go to Nakumatt south C, I supplemented them for potatoes.

My main dish is githeri {this is a combination of cooked  beans and maize, which you can boil or fry to season} depending on your preference. Most people do it with fried kales/cabbage, some add slices of avocado, but I want to add a major kick with cheese.

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“Ever had Githeri with cheese??”

This is the Bees Knees!!.

Making “Creamy cheese githeri with potatoes“.

*Main Ingredients*

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– 1 small packet of cooked githeri [Get at any supermarket}

– 3 diced potatoes

– 1 chopped red onion

– 2 chopped cloves of garlic

– left over mixed veges {Optional}

– 2 tsp of tomato paste

– 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese

– a hand full of cubed mozarella cheese {Optional}

– butter {Preferable than vegetable oil}

– 1/2 tsp of chili flakes

– 1/2 tsp of salt

– 1/2 tsp of black pepper

– 1/4 tsp of coriander

*Method*

1. Medium heat a sufuria with butter, then add in the onion – garlic, fry until it get soft and NOT brown. Add in the diced potatoes and stir well then cover for 5- 8 mins.

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2. When it a bit tender, add in the spices- stir and add in the cooked githeri and combine well. “The tomato paste adds color to the food and makes it thick. I highly recommend this to royco“.

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3. Add 1/2 a cup of water and cover the food. Let it simmer for 10 mins as keep mixing in between. When ready, get it off the heat, and let it chill.

Looks DELISH huh!!

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4. Heat another sufuria with butter for the mixed veges. The longest you can cook veges is 5 mins.

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5. Serve while still hot. While plating the food, start with the githeri, top it with the greens to add color to the food. {It has got to be healthy}.

FYI

Initially, I intended to mix the cheese to the githeri while it cooked, but changed last minute. Adding it on your own plate looks much better, especially when it starts to melt.

Final Outcome.

Sprinkled the cheddar cheese all round, then topped it up with cubed mozzarella cheese. Best cheese to add to food.

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The mozarrella cheese {Cubed whitish one} is chewy and with a slight taste, the grated cheddar cheese makes it creamy and uuuuuuh!! nom! nom! nooom!

How do you cook your Githeri??

Let’s converse.

Love and Love

TD.

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Comments ( 4 )

  • Njeri Mbogo

    I love githeri! I usually add skuma and coconut cream…yummy! Never though of cheese. Must try!

    • Tastie Dine

      Never used coconut cream, …That’s on my list. We’ve got time on our hands to try out new things. Trust me, its all creamy with the cheese.

  • waluvengo

    This looks so yummy! I’m not a big fan of Githeri, but this looks like something I can eat every other day! Thanks for sharing your recipe! I’ll try it out 🙂
    http://juanamaua.blogspot.com

    • Tastie Dine

      Same food but a different way to garnish it.
      Give it a try and share your experience with it.

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