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Githeri bean stew

A corn and bean one pot meal originating from the Kikuyu tribe of Kenya.


  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. chilli powder
  • 1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can sweetcorn
  • ½ can chopped tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • Coriander a few sprigs chopped
  • 300g rice


  1. Heat the oil over a medium heat in a large saucepan and add the chopped onion. Fry for 5 minutes before adding the garlic, curry & chilli powder and paprika
  2. Stir well and then add the beans, sweetcorn, chopped pepper and tomatoes to the saucepan
  3. Add 1 cup of water 
  4. Season with salt & pepper then cover the pot and allow to cook for about 15mins
  5. Remove from heat and sprinkle over the chopped coriander.

This meal should cost you no more than £2.50. You can add other vegetables you have lying around in your fridge that need using up!

Recipe provided by:

Bread N Butter
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Bread n Butter is a social enterprise and we specialise in teaching the basic life skills of cookery and healthy, independent, sustainable living. Since the outbreak of Covid-19 we have been supporting communities in North London with free cooked meals and now with our Recipe Meal Kits.