• ‘Athola’ simply means roasted or grilled. In this case, cooked Nyama Choma.
My first time having Athola was at The Branch restaurant along Moi Avenue, opposite KTDA house in the Central Business District.
I must confess I fell in love with the cuisine, and I had to consult the chef to give me tips on how I can make the delicacy in the comfort of my home.
‘Athola’ simply means roasted or grilled. In this case, cooked Nyama Choma.
This dish, according to chef Mark Muchiri, is a delicacy that is enjoyed mostly in Nyanza and Western counties in Kenya.
Here is how you can prepare the dish.
- 1kg Roasted or grilled beef, cut in chunks (nyama choma)
- Knorr cubes
- Cooking oil
- Onions (optional)
Step 1: First, you roast or grill the meat.
Step 2: Pan fry garlic, onions tomatoes, and ginger, all cut into small chunks or minced.
Step 3: Add your cubes and salt to taste then finally add the meat and let it simmer.
Serve hot and enjoy over managu and brown or white ugali.