Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Sukuma Wiki / Braised Spring Greens

Sukuma wiki literally means push the week in Swahilli, in other words stretch the week.  By end of the week when there is nothing in the larder, cassava leaves, pumpkin leaves or any green leaves were picked, shreded and braised with a tomato or two  Leftover meat or beans were also included.  Kale, collards or spring greens can be used.


Ingredients

4 cups chopped spring greens
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion; finely chopped fine
2 tomatoes; blanched, peeled and chopped fine
1 clove garlic' minced
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
salt and pepper to taste

Method


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onions.  Cook until golden brown.
  2. Add the tomatoes, garlic, cumin, coriander and turmeric powders; mix well.
  3. Add the spring green, salt and pepper and mix.
  4. Lower the heat and braise for about 10-15 minutes.
Serves 2


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