Although the flavor will be different, Choroko Sauce can also be made with split peas.


1˝ cups dried Shirakiku® brand mung beans

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

3 medium tomatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 large onion, peeled and chopped

3 or 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

˝ teaspoon seasoned salt

dash salt

dash black pepper

˝ cup water


Place beans in a medium bowl and cover with water. Let soak overnight.

Drain beans in a colander.

Fill a medium saucepan half full of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add beans and cook for 1 to 1˝ hours or until tender.

Drain beans in a colander and place in a medium bowl. Mash well with a fork.

In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat for 1 minute.

Add tomatoes, onions, and garlic and sauté until onions are transparent.

Add mashed beans, seasoned salt, salt, black pepper, and ˝ cup water and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve over rice or with chapatis.


Serves 4 to 6.


country : Uganda

course : sauce


source : Cooking the African Way / Constance Nabwire & Bertha Vining Montgomery