Sukuma Wiki Recipe: Embrace the Flavorful Simplicity of Kenyan Cuisine

Dish recipes: Sukuma Wiki
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Dive into the vibrant flavors of Kenyan cuisine with Sukuma Wiki, a traditional dish that celebrates simplicity and sustainability. Translating to "stretch the week" in Swahili, Sukuma Wiki is a delicious and nutritious way to make greens the star of your meal.


2 lbs (0.9 kg) sukuma wiki (collard greens or kale), chopped

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 tomatoes, diced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon of ground cumin

1 teaspoon of ground coriander

Salt and pepper to taste


Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing until golden brown. Stir in diced tomatoes and cook until they soften. Add chopped sukuma wiki to the skillet, stirring well to combine with the onion and tomato mixture. Season with ground cumin, ground coriander, salt, and pepper, adjusting to taste. Cover the skillet and let Sukuma Wiki simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the greens are tender. Serve hot as a side dish or with your favorite starch, such as ugali or rice.


Sukuma Wiki is traditionally served as a side dish alongside staple foods like ugali (cornmeal porridge) or rice. It can also be enjoyed as a main dish with some crusty bread for a simple yet satisfying meal. Add a squeeze of lemon juice for extra brightness and flavor.

Sukuma Wiki exemplifies the beauty of Kenyan cuisine, showcasing how humble ingredients can be transformed into a flavorful and nourishing dish. Whether enjoyed as a side or a main, this recipe is sure to become a staple on your dining table.