Kenya is a land of many cultures, and one of the most popular fruits in Kenya is Avocado. The avocado fruit has been part of the countries’ cuisine for centuries, with most cultures having unique ways of preparing avocado recipes in Kenya. The fruit, however, hasn’t won the hearts of the Kenyan people alone but has also from people worldwide. People all over the world have gotten creative with this finger-licking fruit in the kitchen.
The fruit is native to Central America and Mexico but also grows well in Africa, with Kenya being among the leading growers. The avocado tree was introduced to Kenya by the Portuguese in the early 1930s. It was grown widely in Kenya thanks to favorable climate conditions. However, it was grown commercially in the early 1960s.
These fruits are not only delicious but also rich in nutrients. Health-wise, avocado is a great fruit to consume. It is packed with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats that boost your health in different ways. For instance, the oil from the avocado helps to moisturize dry skin naturally.
So, what are some of the popular ways of eating avocados in this East-African Country? In this blog post, we will take you through unique avocado recipes from all over Kenya. With no further ado, here are the top avocado recipes in Kenya.
Ugali Sukuma & Avocado
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Ugali Sukuma is a popular dish in Kenya. It is a traditional Kenyan dish of maize flour cooked with vegetables. The dish is economical, tasty, and easy to prepare! For this recipe, Ugali Sukuma is paired with avocado to make it more delicious. The dish is commonly taken during lunch or dinner time.
- For Ugali (Cornmeal)
- For 2
- 1 cup flour (more or less)
- 2 cups water (more or less)
- Boil water until it bubbles up. (The hot water ensures the ugali will cook perfectly all through the process.)
- Add a cup full of flour into the boiling water.
- Using a wooden spoon, mix the flour and water.
- Slowly, keep adding a handful of flour while mixing the water and flour till it comes together.
- As soon as it starts to stick together, reduce heat to medium and keep turning.
- Gather the ugali and press it onto the side of the sufuria. Do this over and over again until it becomes firm.
- Smoothen it and curve it into a round ball. (At this point, the aroma will be noticed.)
- Dip the wooden spoon into water and use it to smoothen the ugali.
- Turn the ugali over onto a plate.
- The ugali can be served whole or sliced.
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- For Sukuma (Collard Greens)
- Cooking Oil
- Sukuma Leaves
- Wash the Sukuma leaves and cut off the stems from the leaves. Hold a handful of the cleaned leaves with your hand, and chop/slice using a knife.
- Peel and slice the onion.
- Chop the tomatoes.
- Heat your cooking pot on the stove and set it under medium heat. Add in the cooking oil and allow it to heat for about 1-2 minutes.
- Fry the onion until golden brown.
- Add the tomatoes and allow them to cook until soft.
- Add the chopped Sukuma leaves and some salt.
- Cover and allow it to reduce for about one minute and stir.
- Cover again and allow to cook for 5 minutes or more (depending on your preference.)
- Once cooked, remove from the heat and serve with ugali.
How to Prepare the Avocado for this Recipe
When your food is ready and served, it is time to add up the Avocado. Preparing avocado fruit for eating is easy as explained in the steps below.
- Wash the avocado fruit.
- Slice the avocado into two halves.
- Using the knife, tap on the avocado seed and twist to one to remove it from the avocado.
- Peel it and cut it further into smaller pieces/ scoop using a spoon to the dish.
Where Can I Get Avocado Fruits?
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