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A taste of Africa

Posted at 12:55 PM, Feb 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-02 12:55:12-05

RICHMOND, Va. – Martha Kairu enjoys cooking authentic African foods from her native Kenyan homeland.  Martha walked us through the steps of creating “Ugali,” a staple meal in African tribes made from corn flower and water.


Serves 2
Maize flour 3 cups
Water 2 1/2 cups  equal 1 pint

Boil the water in a pot. When ready use a wood spoon to stir as you pour the flour little by little until firm and not too soft. Reduce the heat and continue to stir by making sure the that the top is cooking by flipping the top to the bottom. Cover and leave on the stove for about five minutes on low heat. When ready remove and place on plate. Serve with spinach, beef-stew, fish – stew, collards green.