Irio is basically a mixture of mashed potatoes, peas and corn (maize). It is a traditional dish among the Kikuyu people of Kenya. In fact the name of this dish is the Kikuyu word for food.
Usually served as a side dish to Nyama Choma or another meat dish.
Dish Type: Side Dish
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
5 pounds of potatoes
1 pound of green peas
1/2 pound of corn
Fry the finely chopped onion in a little vegetable oil to a light golden color in a pot.
Add the peeled potatoes to the pot.
Add the peas and corn.
Add water and leave all to boil until potatoes peas and corn are completely cooked.
At this point you may add salt (to your taste), and some spices (for Kenyans, Mchuzi Mix is the best). Let boil for 2 to 5 minutes.
Mash until all potatoes are nicely mashed.