13 Sep

How to Cook Simple Kenyan Dengu Recipe

how to make dengu recipe

Nothing tastes better that a Kenyan dengu recipe. Dengu/ green grams are nutritious and loved by many people. Green grams are easy to make and require no special skills. Green grams/dengu can be used to prepare different type of stews and sauces. The recipe am going to share is a popular Kenyan dengu recipe that many love preparing in their homes. It’s easy to spice dengu and easily include other ingredients 😉

To make the Kenyan dengu recipe, you need cooked green grams (dengu), onions, tomatoes and seasoning.  If you are a vegan, this is a delicious recipe to try out.  To cook dengu you need to boil them until they are soft for around 30-40 minutes.  Dengu can be served with chapati, rice, , matoke, mashed potatoes among others. They are cheap and full of protein, fiber and

Dengu/Green grams are good and tasty! 😀

A bowl of dengu doesn’t necessary need a lot of fuss. Simple vegetables and seasoning often do the magic.  Here is a delicious variation of Kenyan dengu recipe I made a few days ago and really enjoyed.  It’s a major yum 🙂 🙂

How To Cook Kenyan Dengu Recipe:


1 cup of cooked dengus /green grams

1 Onion diced

2 Tomatoes Diced

2 cloves of Garlic diced

1 Medium Green Pepper (hoho) diced

1 carrot diced

¼ tsp of pepper

2 Royco or Maggi cubes

Oil for Frying

Salt to Taste



Step 1: Fry onions and garlic for 1 minute


Step 2: Add the tomatoes, carrots, green pepper, salt, pepper, seasoning and cook until soft



Step 3: Next, add the cooked dengu and stir.



Step 4: Next add in water the same level with the green grams. Cover and boil for 10 minutes.


Step 5: Serve your Kenyan dengu recipe with a meal of your choice.

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