All Things Kenyan

Legumes & Lentils

Whole Unhulled Urad and Kidney Bean Dal Recipe

1/4 cup whole unhulled urad dal or whole moong beans 1/4 cup dry kidney beans 1 piece of ginger, finely chopped a few cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, thinly sliced 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 Tbsp oil, ghee, or butter…

Toovar Dal Recipe

1/2 cup dry masoor dal (hulled and split), soaked overnight in 2 cups of water OR 1/2 cup dry toovar dal (hulled and split), soaked overnight in 2 cups of water 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 Tbsp oil or ghee 1…

Spiced Kidney Beans Recipe

1 cup kidney beans, soaked overnight 1 onion, chopped 2 – 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tsp whole cumin seeds 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp salt 1 tsp garlic powder (optional) 1 green pepper, chopped 4 tomatoes, chopped Add the…

Millet Patties Recipe

1/2 cup millet seeds 2 cups boiling water 1/2 cup peanut butter 2 tsp oil or ghee 2 tsp soy sauce 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 green pepper, chopped a few cloves garlic, finely chopped Cook the millet by adding…

Mbaazi Recipe

1 1/2 cups Mbaazi beans (Pigeon Peas) (kidney beans will work) 1 small onion, chopped 1 tsp salt 1 tsp curry powder 1 tsp turmeric 1 large coconut, grate the nut Boil the beans in plenty of water until the beans…

Khitcherie Recipe

1/4 cup mung beans (crushed not whole) 1/4 cup rice 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 cup water Put ingredients in a pot and boil vigorously until the water is almost gone and the beans and rice are…

Green Gram Soup Recipe

Also known as Moong Bean Soup or Deagu. 1 cup green grams, soaked overnight 1 tsp salt 1 onion, chopped 1 tomato, chopped Add the other ingredients to the soaked beans and simmer until soft or until the beans are…

Green Gram Curry Recipe

Also known as Moong (Mung) Bean Curry. 1 cup green grams, soaked overnight & simmered for 1/2 hour 3 potatoes, sliced 4 tomatoes, chopped large onion, chopped any vegetables can be added 2 tsp curry powder pinch garlic powder salt Add…

Curried Mung Beans Recipe

1 cup mung beans, soaked overnight in 2 1/2 cups of water 1 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp salt dash of cinnamon 1 bay leaf 3 Tbsp butter or margarine 1 large onion, chopped 1 tsp cumin…

Chana Masaladar Recipe

1/2 cup garbanzos, soaked and cooked until tender 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1/4 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp turmeric 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped piece of ginger, finely chopped salt cayenne pepper lemon…