Out of Africa

While Chinese and Italian food is popular in India, African soul food is less known. Here are some delectable easy-to-rustle-up recipes from the African continent – Parvathy Menon


(4 servings)

Githeri is a corn and beans stew, a staple of the Kikuyu tribe of Kenya.


  • 1 cup dried whole kernel corn
  • 1 cup dried kidney beans; soaked in cold water overnight
  • Oil and salt to taste

Preparation guide

  • Place corn and beans with enough water in a pressure cooker.
  • Cook for 6-8 whistles or until corn and beans are tender. Ensure they don’t turn mushy.
  • Season with salt, oil, or fat.
  • Serve hot.

Optional: Sometimes potatoes, spinach or meat is added.

Health benefit: Beans are high in fibre and protein, and help maintain healthy body weight.

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