Kenyan Beef Stew.

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I lived in Kenya for 5 years, apart from learning Swahili, i learned how to make lot’s of Kenyan dishes.

Today my son requested Kenyan meal(he loves It), that is beef stew, sukuma wiki ,ugali  and kachumbari ,so i am making it.

This post is for beef stew, sukuma wiki will be in another post.

I would recommend using tougher types meat for this recipe.

This recipe is a bit “generous” as kenyan ladies use minimum of tomatoes, ginger and garlic.

The taste of Kenyan stew is very different to curries and all other meat/sauce type dishes. I actually really like it myself, the combination of beef/greens/ugali it’s quite extraordinary. Ok, let’s get to it.


Beef- 1 kg beef cut in to 2*2 cm cubes

Onion- 1 large diced

Tomatoes- 3 medium diced

Ginger- 2 inch, grated

Garlic- 5 cloves, grated

Curry powder- 1.5 table spoons

Tomato paste- 3 table spoons

Water- 3 cups


Salt, pepper to taste.

Fresh coriander for serving.


Boil meat with ginger, garlic and water i a pan for 30 minuets.

Heat the oil in a pan, add onions and cook till start getting browned, add tomatoes, stir, cook till tomatoes are soft. Add curry powder, salt pepper, stir, add tomato paste, stir.

Drain beef ( reserve the liquid) and add to onion/tomato mixture and stir for 2 minuets or so.

Add beef liquid back, cover and cook for 30 minuets.

Serve with fresh coriander on top,sukuma wiki and ugali.

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  1. machinegunmeow September 6, 2015 at 4:09 am

    What a small world akozhanova, to learn you have also lived in Kenya! Thank you for visiting my blog and for sharing your favourite recipes from Kenya.
    Karibu tena!

    1. akozhanova September 6, 2015 at 4:30 am

      Asante sana! It is a small world indeed! Looking forward to more recipes !

      1. machinegunmeow September 6, 2015 at 4:45 am

        Likewise! 😉

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