Mbaazi, maize and bean stew with mashed potatoes

This is day two of no-meat dishes!

The inspiration for this was colour. I had this picture in my head of what the mix of  mbaazi with beans and maize would look like. Thought it might taste good too.

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I still had some mbaazi left from from the batch I got from Aunty. Thought this would be a good way to finish it.   

start with a teaspoon of cumin seeds and 3 cloves of chopped garlic
add 1 large grated carrot. Let the carrots fry until they start to caramelise a little
add a cup of pre-cooked mbaazi, a cup of pre-cooked maize and a cup of pre-cooked beans, stir
add 2 chopped tomatoes, stir and cover. Let it continue to cook on low heat. Stir it every few minutes, don’t let it dry out, add a bit of water if it needs it
after about 20minutes the flavours should have melded nicely !
meanwhile, I boiled some potatoes and sweet potatoes, then I mashed them roughly, added a tablespoon of dried tarragon…
… and a the juice of half a lemon. Yes, added to the mashed potatoes. It was there, leftover from pancakes we had for breakfast,… I though, why not?
I build a wall around the plate with the mashed potatoes and filled the centre with the stew. I had this thought, that when I have a son, I would tell him it’s a fortress and the potatoes were the wall he had to eat through to get to the treasure in the middle! (^_^)

Husband Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Oh I loved the flavour! The sweet notes from the sweet potatoes and the tarragon were nice, mixed in with the githeri-like, but not quite githeri mix and the occasional lemony flavour. Just nice! If you want something semi traditional, not excessively flavoured, this is it!

 

About aika

Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

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