How to Prepare Corn and Bean Mash recipe

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Ever tried a Kenya Corn and Bean Mash recipe? This recipe is called Irio in the Kenya local language.

On this site let us guide you on how to prepare the irio food recipe.

Details about Corn and Bean Recipe


1 cup dried peas (or canned peas)

1 lb canned corn or 6 ears of fresh corn

Several potatoes or instant mashed potatoes

½ lb pumpkin greens or spinach

Lima Beans (optional)

Chopped fried onions (optional)

Black pepper



1.Soak the beans or peas of your choice in enough cold water to cover for 2 hour.

Rinse them thoroughly under cold water. Put them in a large pan with water and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

2.Add the lentils, plantains, potatoes, corn kernels, and a little more water if necessary.

Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer slowly until all the vegetables are soft and cooked. Drain off any excess water.

3.In a very large bowl, mash all the boiled vegetables and the butter together as smoothly as possible.

For variation, you can mash in any spice or herb seasoning, any cooked fish or meat, or even another vegetable such as pumpkin.

4.Serve alone or as an addition to any meat or fish dish.

Other Soup Recipes from Kenya

Githeri Recipe | Irio recipe | Sukuma Wiki Vegetable | Omena Fish Stew Recipe | Yam Stew | Kenyan Chicken Stew with Ugali Recipe | Kenyan Bean Stew Recipe | Kenyan Kachumbari Recipe | Kenya Corn Recipe | Chapati Recipe | Kenyan Tamarind Chutney Dish | Kenyan-Style Collard Greens with Lemon Dish | Ngege fish Recipe / Tilapia fish | Chicken Tikka Recipe | Kenya Biriani Recipe | Fish in Masala Recipe | Mutura and Mahu Recipe | Keema Minced meat recipe | Mombasa Oysters with Garlic Sauce Recipe | Pilau Rice with Beef Stew Recipe | Mtuzi wa Samaki Recipe | Chicken and Nectarine Salad Recipe | Grape Tomato Salad Grape Tomato Salad Recipe | Curried Cabbage Dish | Biskuti ya nazi recipe | Coupe Mount Kenya recipe | Kenyan Plantains in Coconut Milk recipe | Mahamri recipe | Meat Samosa Recipe | Kuku na Nazi Recipe | Vegetable Samosa | Dengu Recipe | Kenya Kunde Recipe | Kenyan Kachumbari Recipe |

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