We have a cousin that is going to marry soon, last week we went to his first official wedding planning meeting. He is from my husband’s maternal side so all my Mother-in-law’s sisters were there. It was fun! Family, laughter, good food, you know (^_^)
One of the Aunties brought some mbaazi (pigeon peas, I think) from her shamba for everyone. I’ve heard of mbaazi, don’t think I’ve ever eaten it, so this is the first time I’m cooking it.
She said to pre-cook them just like beans, but they didn’t need to be soaked and wouldn’t take as long to cook. Then I could stew, or add to a stew. I cooked them with sausages.
The mbaazi has the texture of beans but they are more filling, more hardy. The taste is good too. I have a little more left and I’d like to try another recipe, something more traditional.
Anyone have any traditional recipes for mbaazi?
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Hi pendo la mama. Love your recipes. I’ve been raised eating mbaazi so I have a variety of ideas. My mum would make githeri,coconut mbaazi that would be accompanied either by rice, mahamri or chapati and she’d also cook cassava and mbaazi in coconut sauce. I think i loved the last one best and i figured it was an easy recipe since both main ingredients were pre-cooked; all she had to do was fry up some onions, spice, pour in the coconut milk then the pre-cooked cassava chunks and mbaazi. Hope my tips are of help.
Thank you so much for the tips! I like the cassava and coconut one, it sounds very good.
I haven’t had cassava for a while, I’ll be looking for it next time I’m in the market.