Sukuma Wiki
Sukuma Wiki
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook time: 18 min
Ready in: 28 min

Serves 4

  • Collard Greens (throw a good amount 1-2 cups up to you)
  • 1-2 cups chopped or ground beef/chicken (optional)
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 1-2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 large white onion
  • 2 or more tablespoons canola or cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked tablespoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon curry or turmeric spice
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or more
  • ½ juiced, about 1 tablespoon
  • Tablespoon bouillon powder or cube


Grab a large skillet and heat medium-high. When ready toss in oil, onions and garlic. Keep stirring for about 2 minutes, be careful not to burn garlic.

Now add curry, coriander and paprika, and stir, stir, stir for another 2 minutes.

Optional for carnivores: Grab that meat (you know what I mean, pervert), and bouillon powder – keep stirring until all ingredients have mixed well.

Add collard greens, cayenne pepper, and lemon juice. Cook for another 5-8 minutes or until greens are cooked to your liking. Throw in salt and pepper for taste.

Done. Let it cool a bit and serve.

A Dish from Kenya, Sukuma Wiki
A Dish from Kenya, Sukuma Wiki with Chapati

Sure you can make an awesome Kenyan Sukuma Wiki salad, but can you go to Africa with high-expectations to see the world’s largest land mammal and: Not. See. One. F*****g. Elephant.

Yea. You would be disappointed, right? Well, while you enjoy you’re Sukuma Wiki, please read the story that inspired this recipe.

This recipe was inspired by Matthew Pike's story:

He Promised Me Elephants | Kenya, Africa


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