The combination of green grams curry also known to many Kenyans as “Ndegu curry” served with chapatis is basically the best meal you could possible enjoy any time of the day. This was my go to meal most of the time back in my campus days. It was either that, ‘githeri” or french fries. Especially when cooked and presented well, I’m all in. I could be such a loyal customer.Just putting it out there!

Not sure about you, but one of the most funniest but weirdest things especially when pronouncing this word “Green grams is I always and automatically in cert the letter N’ at the beginning coming out as “n-green grams”. Not sure where I picked this habit from but, I can’t help it. Does this happen to any of you or it’s just me??

That aside, this dish is super simple and delicious and you too could be enjoying it in no time. Here’s what you’ll need:

Prep time: 5 mins  Cook time: 25 mins  Total time: 30 mins

Serves: 3 pax

Yields: 3 servings

Main Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of cooked green grams
  • 1 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 1 large red onion diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic – roughly sliced
  • 1 inch of ginger – roughly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 -1/4 cups of warm or hot water {Never use cold}

Important tools used:

  • Immersed blender +  jug
  • sufuria / Saucepan
  • wooden spoon
  • spoon
  • bowl – serving

Instructions:

Step 1: Blend all the veggies – I’m using an immersed blender and its jug. Place all the veggies + salt into the jug and blend everything to a watery paste.

Step 2: Prep the green grams – into a saucepan, add in cooking oil heated over medium heat. In goes the blended veggies, mix it well with the oil and allow it to cook for 5 mins to slightly thicken. Add in either warm or hot 1-1/4 cups of water, allow it to simmer for 10 mins over low heat, then add in the cooked green grams, toss everything around to combine well. Add another warm or hot cup of water, to avoid the GG sticking to the bottom, cover and cook for another 8 mins. Check on the mixture and season it with the spices mentioned above, mix well and let the flavors infuse together for another 2 mins.

Step 3: Turn off the heat & serve while still hot – I decide to accompany the curry with some cut out chapatis. Best combination ever!

What else would you enjoy this simple curry with? Or better yet, what was / still is your go to meal while in campus? Leave your comments below. 

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