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How to Cook a Tasty Ndengu (Green Grams) Stew


Hello friends, today we’ll get into the kitchen, and the person taking us to the kitchen is my fellow writer, mom and friend -Tricia Wanjala. Tricia is also a natural hair enthusiast – you may know her from the group ‘Tricia’s Naturals’ on Facebook. And she’s a great cook too! So today, Tricia, a mother of one, shares this tasty Ndengu stew recipe with us. Take notes and give it a try ?. And if you too have a recipe you’d like to share with other readers, you can email it to me: maryanne@mummytales.com


  • Ndengu 1 small bag
  • 3 large onions finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 finger ginger
  • Cooking oil
  • 5 tomatoes
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 medium sized carrot (optional)
  • Chicken stock cube (optional)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp Thai fish sauce (optional)
  • Dhania


  • Soak the ndengu for minimum 1 hour, then boil until very soft. Discard any remaining water
  • Fry onions until caramelized (medium brown)
  • Add ginger and garlic
  • Add finely grated/mashed tomatoes
  • After tomatoes begin to turn dark red, add finely grated carrot
  • Once carrot is soft and the tomato mixture is done, add in coconut milk and seasoning/cube
  • Stir well and add the well drained ndengu
  • Stir and cook until well-coated with the sauce
  • When it starts to stick a little, add in boiling water until it reaches your desired thickness
  • Simmer for a few more minutes and add finely chopped dhania/parsley
  • Check seasoning and serve.
Tricia Wanjala

So that’s Tricia’s (pictured) tasty ndengu stew recipe – I hope you’ll get to try it out. What will you accompany the ndengu stew with?

Also Read: How to Make Omena

In my house, one of the favorite accompaniment for ndengu stew is chapati’s. We all love that combination. Rice also is a good accompaniment.

I know there are some people who love having ndengu with ugali, and I recently discovered that some people love their ndengu with spaghetti! 🙂

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Maryanne W. Waweru is a Kenyan mum raising her two sons in Nairobi. A journalist, Maryanne is passionate about telling stories and hopes that through her writing, her readers learn something new, feel encouraged, inspired, and appreciative of what they have in their lives. Maryanne's writing focuses on motherhood, women and lifestyle. "Telling stories is the only thing I know how to do," she says.


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