How to prepare ugali kuku

Here's a simple recipe for Ugali and Chicken (Kuku) Stew:

In Summary

•Ugali is a staple in East African food, while "kuku" typically refers to chicken. 

Served ugali kuku
Served ugali kuku
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Ugali is a staple food in East Africa, while chicken, typically referred to as 'kuku' completes it as a perfect meal in this region.

Here's a simple recipe for Ugali and Chicken (kuku) stew:

To prepare ugali, you need the following ingredients:

2 cups maize flour (cornmeal)

4 cups water

Steps to follow:

Boil water in a pot.

Gradually add maize flour to the boiling water, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.

Keep stirring until it thickens, then reduce the heat and let it simmer.

Continue stirring until it reaches a firm, consistent texture; once done, set it aside.

To prepare chicken (Kuku) stew, you need the following ingredients:

1 whole chicken, cut into pieces

2 onions, finely chopped

3 tomatoes, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1-inch ginger, grated

2 tablespoons cooking oil

1 teaspoon curry powder

1 teaspoon paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh coriander for garnish


Heat oil in a pot; add onions, garlic, and ginger. Sauté until the onions are translucent.

Add chicken pieces, curry powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook until the chicken is browned.

Stir in the tomatoes and cook until they break down and form a thick sauce.

Add a cup of water, cover, and let it simmer until the chicken is tender.

Adjust seasoning and garnish with fresh coriander if desired.

Serve the chicken stew over the ugali. Enjoy your ugali kuku meal!

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