Kenya Ugali Recipe,Posho or Sima Recipe in Kenya

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Do you want to test Kenya ugali recipe? This is said to be the national food of Kenya. The national dish of Kenya is a cornmeal mush called Ugali. It is cornmeal cooked with water to a thick consistency and poured out onto a board or plate for everyone to eat from.

The following recipe for ugali could be made over an open fire outside, or in a kitchen. Beef broth with vegetables can be poured over it, and on special occasions chunks of meat are added to the broth.

Yield: serves 4 to 6


1 cup cold water

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 teaspoon salt, more or less to taste

3 cups boiling water

Equipment: Medium-size saucepan, mixing spoon or whisk.


•Put cold water in saucepan, and, mixing continually, add cornmeal and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, and, mixing continually, slowly add 3 cups boiling water to prevent lumps.

•Reduce to simmer, cover, and cook for about 8 minutes, mixing frequently to prevent sticking. Add salt to taste and mix well.Serve ugali in individual bowls with cream, sugar, syrup, ghee, or butter poured over it.

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