How to cook omena
Omena is a popular meal with residents from the lakeside and has slowly found its way in most Kenyan homes.
A spot check on Twitter on Friday reveals different ways that people cook and eat it, depending on one’s palate.
Some eat with eggs or rice while others choose ugali an mboga as their preferred accompaniment.
Aliefanya haya, pilau ya Omena, is worse than a terrorist. pic.twitter.com/aUheV7sljY
— Temujin (@Viclaus) October 10, 2019
My first attempt at cooking Omena wasn’t as bad. Now it’s just making it in a juicy broth pic.twitter.com/5g19WiuQtJ
— Tyler G (@LordTylerG) October 10, 2019
20 kg of fried omena. Guys this is delicious pic.twitter.com/JrKiy3xPMd
— Kelvin Ambrose Opiyo (@KelvinOpiyo) October 11, 2019
Who would have thought I would ever enjoy Omena 😋😋 pic.twitter.com/cZbqqpeHGn
— IgatChu (@I_Gathu) October 1, 2019
Below is a recipe from one Doris Makori that you can use to cook omena:
2oog dried omena
1 large chopped onion
3 large ripe chopped tomatoes
A bunch of finely chopped coriander leaves
Wash the omena with warm water and leave it to soak for about 2 minutes. Squeeze off the extra water from the omena and set it aside.
Pour two spoonfuls of cooking oil in a sufuria and set it on medium heat.
Add the omena and stir it until it turns golden brown then remove from the heat.
Place another sufuria with a spoonful of oil on heat and put the chopped onions in the sufuria. Let the onions turn golden brown
Add tomatoes and stir well until they are tender and crushed
Add the omena and mix well. Add a salt too and stir
Add the coriander leaves, stir for 1 minute and remove from the heat.
The chef recommends serving it with vegetables, ugali or just eating it on its own as a snack.
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