In the beginning of the year the food craving I had was “Githeri” {Fried mixture of Beans and Maize} until late march, when I developed a new craving of Ugali with scrambled eggs.

It was just recently when I perfected my Ugali cooking, which I still find a major hustle. For some, preparing it is a piece of cake. Yesterday evening I did happily manage to prepare my version of the Nairobi local cuisine.

How to prepare: “Ugali + Scramble eggs + Fried cabbage.”


Prep Time: – 10 mins Total time: 40 mins

Yield /Serves = 2 pax

*Main Ingredients*:


– 1 cup of Maize flour

– 4 eggs

– 1/4 chopped cabbage

– 3 diced tomatoes

– 2 diced onions

– Cheddar cheese for toppings

* Other Ingredients*


– Cinnamon


-Black/red pepper

– vegetable oil


  1. High heat 1 cup of water to a sufuria  until it boils. Add in a handful of maize flour to the hot boiling water and mix it gently. As it start to thicken, at different interval keep adding a handful of the flour till it all the water becomes mixed to the flour. After 3 handfuls of the flour, using a “flat rounded cooking stick {Mwiko} mix the flour together till all the powdered flour has been bound together for the next 8 -10 mins. When ready, Serve into small dishes to acquire the round shape, cover and place aside.

Cooking ugali

  1. Get a different pan, add in the vegetable oil to heat up. First add the half the chopped onions, fry until golden brown -2 mins. Then add in half the diced tomatoes and fry until they mix and mash.

Fry onion/tomatoes

  1. Season with salt and the peppers, then add in the cabbage. Mix thoroughly. Allow it to steam for 5 mins.
  2. Beat the 4 eggs together, then add in the onions and tomatoes, add in 1/4 tsp of cinnamon, salt, chili and mix again.


  1. When the cabbage is ready, place it aside. Take another pan and add a tablespoon of oil, when hot, pour in the egg mixture and stir it for 8 -10 mins. Grate cheddar cheese toppings on to the dish.


  1. Serve when ready.

Main dish

“There is nothing as hard as explaining how to prepare Ugali without mixing in 2 to 3 languages.” I have tried.

In details, how do you cook your ugali??

Love and Love.

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Comments ( 6 )

  • Nimrod Amdany

    Operation Simiti!
    Ugali ndio mambo yote!!
    One word #Awesome

    • Tastie Dine

      Hi Wangu,
      Maybe you can change the method of cooking from what you are used to. Try something new, then let me know how it went.

  • Paul Kariuki

    i knew about ugali n scrambled eggs but adding cabbage to that menu is rather new. I like

    • Tastie Dine

      Hi Paul,
      I always say “Make it your own”. The food has got to be balanced right??

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