FRESH BEANS GITHERI

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Ingredients

1.5 par boiled green maize/corn kernels

2 cups fresh beans

4 medium sized potatoes,peeled and cubed 

2 medium sized carrots,peeled and cubed

1 medium sized red onion,chopped

2 cloves of garlic,minced

1 medium sized zucchini,grated or chopped

1 teaspoon tomato paste

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

salt and back pepper to taste

3-4 tablespoons chopped spring onion/coriander leaves

Method

1.Heat a medium sized saucepan over medium high heat and then add your vegetable oil,red onion and garlic,fry for 30 seconds.

2.Add your grated zucchini,potatoes,chopped carrots,cubed tomatoes and a teaspoon of tomato paste,add salt and black pepper to taste and lower heat to medium low and fry the  vegetables for 3-5 minutes till tender.

3.Add your fresh beans and corn/maize then add enough stock or water ,simmer covered for 20-35 minutes till stock reduces and you have a thick sauce.

4.Add the 3 tablespoons of chopped spring onions/coriander for garnish,stir and serve

Other variations to having this Kenyan staple include having it as a salad.

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