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How To Cook Kenyan Christmas Githeri

Field Report by Kate Hartsock

KENYA – Merry Christmas from Kenya! Follow along with Grace as she shows you how to cook this traditional Kenyan Christmas dish. Kenyan Christmas Githeri is a simple dish, but don’t let that fool you! This delicious Kenyan staple will be loved by adults and kids alike. Made with boiled corn, beans, and other vegetables, Githeri is a great healthy addition to any Christmas table. Clean up is a breeze, since everything is cooked in one pot. As the delicious smell of onion, garlic, and curry fills your kitchen, consider joining with Operation Blessing as we strive to put food into the hands of the hungry around the world. Visit to learn how you can get involved. And for more delicious holiday recipes from around the world, visit Merry Christmas!


  • ½  Can diced tomatoes
  • 3   Chopped bell peppers
  • 2   Diced potatoes
  • 2   Cloves minced garlic
  • 1   Chopped onion
  • 1   Cup frozen corn
  • 1   Can of kidney beans
  • ½  Teaspoon curry powder
  • 1   Teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1   Tablespoon of oil
  • 1   Cup of water

Preparation For Kenyan Christmas Githeri

  1. Mix corn and beans in a large bowl
  2. Rinse, drain, and set aside for later
  3. Heat oil over medium heat
  4. Add onions and cook until soft
  5. Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds
  6. Add tomatoes and cook until soft
  7. Add potatoes and cook until done
  8. Stir in corn and beans from earlier
  9. Add paprika
  10. Add curry powder
  11. Stir well to prevent burning
  12. Add 1 cup of water
  13. Stir and let cook for 15 minutes
  14. Add the bell peppers last
  15. Cook for 2 more minutes
  16. Enjoy