Ugandan Choroko Sauce

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READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by Chef Jean

Choroko Sauce is a traditional Ugandan recipe for a classic vegetarian stew of mung beans and potatoes cooked in red palm oil. Can be served with Mandazi Uganda Mandazi --Fried Dough. Prep time does not include soaking time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 300 g dried mung beans
  • 2 tablespoons palm oil or 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces (medium)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • salt and black pepper
  • 120 ml water


  1. Cover the beans with water and soak overnight. The next day drain and rinse the beans. Cover with water in a pot and allow to simmer until tender(about 90minutes). Add more water if needed.
  2. Drain the beans and mash with a fork.
  3. Meanwhile fry the onions and garlic in the oil for a few minutes. Add the tomatoes and fry for 5 minutes. Add this fried mixture to the beans, fold to mix in and season with salt and black pepper. Place in a pan with the 120ml water and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes then serve over rice or with Mandazi.

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