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4 Creative ways you can use your leftover Ugali

Many people often have ugali leftover but little idea of what to do with it.

In Summary

•Ugali is a staple dish for many Kenyan households. 

•Cooking ugali is one of the simplest Kenyan dish you can make for your friends and family.

Fried pork and ugali
FILE Fried pork and ugali
Image: MARGARET WANJIRU

With only two ingredients required, cooking ugali is one of the simplest Kenyan dish you can make for your friends and family.

Ugali is a staple dish for many Kenyan households. 

Many people often have ugali leftover but little idea of what to do with it. 

  1. Recooking

I used to eat cold leftover ugali until my friend told me that you can combine fresh maize flour with the leftover, to get a fresh, hot fresh dish straight out of the sufuria.

Step 1

Add water to a sufuria and bring it to boil

Step 2

Cut your ugali into small pieces, and add them to the boiling water. Mash them for a minute, before adding your maize flour. You will not even feel the lumps once your ugali is ready.

  1. Frying (oil and salt)

Step 1

Cut your ugali into long strips, removing the hard crust on the outside.

Step 2

Sprinkle salt(optional) on the ugali.

Step 3

Put oil in your pan, and let it get hot before putting it in the pan. Fry on all sides before serving.

Ugali nuggets
Ugali nuggets
Image: mamakebobojikoni
  1. Frying (with eggs and bread crumbs)

If you want to go a little extra, You can add eggs to spice things up.

Step 1

After removing the crust and cutting your ugali in long strips, set them aside.

Step 2

Beat 2 eggs in a bowl and add your necessary spices including salt.

Step 3

Dip your strips in the beaten eggs and let it soak for 30 seconds

Step 4

In another plate, pour some breadcrumbs, then preheat your oil in a pan.

Step 5

Remove piece by piece of the ugali, roll them in the breadcrumbs before frying.

Enjoy with ketchup or mustard, over chicken or eat as a snack.

  1. Ugali mix

Step 1

Cut your ugali into small cubes

Step 2

Cut tomatoes, bell peppers (hoho) in a small bowl before adding 2 eggs. Combine, then add salt and desired spices.

Step 3

Heat oil in a pan, and throw in your ugali. Ensure all sides are coated with oil, before adding the egg and tomato mixture.

Combine and scramble the eggs until everything is coated. Cook for 5 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

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