Thursday, 24 January 2013

SUKUMA WIKI FRITTATA


For the people who are really amused by the name of the Frittata- "Sukuma wiki" is the Kenyan spinach. It is the secret of every Kenyan's strength. The very favourite green which is loved by each and every Kenyan.Well"sukuma wiki" means "push the week". It i s a very cheap green which helps an ordinary Kenyan to push and survive the whole week with just Kshs.5 a bunch.

One bunch of sukuma wiki equals one glass of milk. This spinach is rich in calcium and iron. In the initial years of my stay in Nairobi I did not like it. Later I had a Luhya house help who taught me how to cook this mighty green. Crunchy and tummy filling...........I feel very full after one serving of this green. Good thing is that my kids too love to have sukuma with ugali(the maize meal). Well "Live like a Kenyan when you are in Kenya".


This time tried to have some Sukuma with eggs for  breakfast. Replaced the usual spinach with sukuma wiki and it tasted very good.



Sukuma wiki frttata



Ingredients:


Diced potatoes- 2 cups

Finely chopped Sukuma wiki- 1 cup

Onion- 1 (finely chopped)

Peas- 1/2 cup

Eggs-3

Whipping cream- 1 tbspn

Nutmeg- 1 tspn

Basil powder-

Pepper- 1 tspn

Olive oil- 1 tbspn

Salt to taste


Method:


1. Heat the oil in the pan and saut'e the onion. Add the peas and potatoes first with the salt and water. Let it cook for 10 minutes. Now when the potatoes and the peas are done add the sukuma and mix well. Add little water and cook for another 5 minutes.








2. Let the mixture to cool down. Beat the eggs and add basil, pepper, salt and nutmeg.







3. Add the whipping cream now.




4. Add the egg mixture to the potatoes, peas and sukuma and mix well.





5. Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until set.


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