Delicious African Dish Ugali With Grilled Chicken And Spinach

Ugali Mchicha Na Kuku Choma


For Ugali


2 cups water

Approx. 1 cup finely ground maize meal or cornmeal (White one)

if you want big ugali, then increase the quantity of ingredients


Heat water in a sturdy pan

When it’s quite warm but not boiling hot, start to gradually add your maize meal a little bit at a time whilst stirring with a wooden spoon, avoid forming lumps, break them down with the spoon as soon as they form. Keep the heat on medium to low. Keep gradually adding a bit of maize meal at a time whilst stirring continuously. It will thicken the more you add the maize meal. If you stop stirring, lumps will form and that wouldn’t taste good!

Keep on stirring and stirring until it’s the consistency is a bit thicker than of mashed potatoes. Make sure is thick but not solid. This should take anywhere between 5-8 minutes depending on the heat you were making it at. You might not need to use up all the maize meal, stop adding when you find the consistency is right (you should be able to easily turn the wooden spoon and stir). Turn it over into a hot pot and keep warm until ready to serve! Serve with whatever you like e.i. grilled chicken, fish, vegetable, salad etc.


Recipe for  –> Spinach: Mchicha

Recipe for –> Grilled Chicken

Recipe for   –>Kachumbari {salad}  will be up soon

Written by Farhat

Farhat Abbas

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