Mchuzi Wa Kigada (cassava leaves stew/soup?!)
I had this for the first time. My mum is getting more and more creative, I didn't even know cassava leaves were edible!
1 kg young cassava leaves
Water depending on whether you want it as a soup or stew
1 large onion
5 large okra(Okra has no plural right? Can't say Okras can you?)
100ml coconut milk
Boil cassava leaves in salted water for 10 mins, then remove from fire and add cold water, drain, pound using a pestle and mortar or use a blender, then fry onions, add cassava leaves, okra, coconut milk, stir well and let cook for another 20 mins, add tomato paste stir and simmer for another 10 mins and then serve with rice, ugali, boiled cassava or sweet potato.
I will try to use a different vegetable for this recipe like Spinach or kale. It will take a shorter time to cook as tha blanching process and pounding will be omitted as these are not as tough as cassava leaves.
Btw, cassava leaves can be toxic hence the long cooking process, and only buy edible cassava leaves, do not go picking your own.
There is no love sincerer than the love of food. ~George Bernard Shaw