Sukuma Wiki (with beef)
This is one of those meals that I can definitely see myself eating very regularly. Because not only is it delicious, it is very quick and easy to make and also I'd classify it as healthy as well! It might also be because it is kind of similar to my favourite Nigerian "soup"- Efo- Riro- they're both green/leafy vegetable based.
Sukuma Wiki is Swahili term for "push the week" or "stretch the week". It's a dish popular in Kenya, Tanzania and around other areas of East Africa as well. It's typically made with Collard Green or Kale. In this recipe I have used Kale. It is also commonly served with Ugali/Sazda and it can be cooked without meat as well (so leave out the meat if you prefer or want a vegetarian option). Personally, I prefer to eat Sukuma Wiki on it's own if it has meat in it as it sort of a very flavourful 'salad' to me. So if you are looking for something quick, easy, healthy and delicious, I highly recommend you try out Sukuma Wiki! Right lets get into this very quick and easy recipe!
-Cooking Spoon/ Spatula
- 100-150g of Kale
-4 medium sized tomatoes (you can also use tinned tomatoes)
-2 bouillon cubes
-2 tbsp oil
-Cayenne Pepper (optional)
1) Heat up the oil in the pan for about 1 minute. Add the chopped onions in and let it fry for about 3-5 minutes.
2) Add the washed beef in,mix together with the onions and let it fry. Add the seasonings-bouillon cubes, salt and Cayenne pepper. Then leave to simmer for about 5 minutes.
3) Add the chopped tomatoes and mix altogether. Allow this to cook until the tomato sauce is well done- that is the tangy taste goes.
4) Add in the Kale, don't mix together, cover the pot with the lid and reduce the heat to the lowest level and allow it all to simmer together. After about 3 minutes, mix it altogether and continue cooking around 5 minutes or until it becomes as soft as you want it. That's it done, serve as you desire- on its or with Ugali or whatever else you prefer.
Check out the reels section of my Instagram page for a quick video showing the process here.
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