Irio (Kenya)

"Native to Kenya, this mash combines potatoes with watercress, peas and corn. Easy to prepare and delicious."
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  • 6 white potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon watercress, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked peas (either fresh or frozen will work)
  • 1 cup cooked corn (either fresh or frozen will work)
  • 1 -2 tablespoon butter (I use light myself)
  • salt and pepper


  • Peel potatoes and slice into thick wedges. Place in large pot of water and bring to a boil. Cook until the potatoes are tender but not falling into a mush.
  • Pour off the water and begin to mash the potatoes by hand. Add in the watercress, peas and corn and mix everything until well combined.
  • Season the mash with butter, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve hot.

Questions & Replies

  1. hello can i get the equipments and materials needed to make he dishh????????
  2. How was it?
  3. How was it?


  1. This is a different and delicious potato dish. I used frozen corn and peas. I put them in a colander, then to drain the potatoes I poured them into the colander over the corn and peas. I used light butter as you suggested and this dish came out great - thanks for sharing!


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