© Lydiah Nyambura


  • Raw corn seeds or matured corn seeds
  • Wairimu bean

quantities dependant on family size


Corn and bean is mixed in a ratio of 1:1. The mixture is then boiled over fire. When ready , it is mixed with salt to taste and consumed but currently the mixture is fried using onions, potatoes, cabbages and tomatoes to add taste for household that the rest of ingredients are available.

For the poor communities the ready boiled mixture of corn and beans is added salt to taste and consumed directly.

Story behind the recipe

Githeri is my favourite dish especially when made with raw corn. My mom used to make it for us and we would enjoy taking it mostly 3 times in a week. This is also because she was a farmer for corn and this beans and other legumes. 

About Daniel WanjamaKE

Seed Savers Network(SSN) is a national membership based farmers organization registered in 2009. SSN works at grassroots level with a mission to conserve agrobiodiversity by strengthening communities seed systems for improved food and nutritional security. We have been working in helping smallholder farmers access seeds and conserve agrobiodiversity. Over the years the network has grown to over 58,000 small scale farmers and established over 43 seed banks with over 100 varieties of beans. From small scale farmers who produce them using ecological farming principles.

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