Ugali - where can I get some?

Will simple maize flour do? How to prepare?

16 messages
08/10/2013 at 20:25

I am keen to try some ugali, which apparently is a staple in Kenya. Where in London/UK can I get some? Holland & Barrett carries generic maize flour - is this the same thing?

And what is the best way to prepare once I've procured some?

Any experiences shared appreciated!

09/10/2013 at 09:37
09/10/2013 at 09:37

or try polenta instead 

09/10/2013 at 11:25

Funny you should say that FB. I saw this last night and found the answer in about 30 seconds. We must be internet guniuses

09/10/2013 at 11:32
I doubt that this ingredient is the key to the Kenyans success.
I'd rather bet my money on the fact they probably train well over 100 miles a week and live at altitude.
09/10/2013 at 12:05

Fat buddha - what makes you think I haven't done at least some homework? shop4mamakenya has the product for under 2 quid but charges another 10 quid for delivery. Thanks for nothing.

09/10/2013 at 12:45

This thread is turning ugali now

09/10/2013 at 13:06
Handbags!!

I didn't see anything in the original question that stated specifics on prices / delivery charges etc.
09/10/2013 at 13:08
09/10/2013 at 14:48

"Fat buddha - what makes you think I haven't done at least some homework? shop4mamakenya has the product for under 2 quid but charges another 10 quid for delivery. Thanks for nothing."

and your point there is??  if you'd said you wanted to know where to buy it and not get ripped off with delivery charges, the I might not have posted as I did.  but you didn't did you??  

always a pleasure to help those who can't post an specific question....

anyway - as I said - just use polenta instead.  you can buy various grades from coarse to fine.  and if you want to know where to buy it, then I think I have supplied a useful link to help you out.......

10/11/2013 at 15:33

I lived in Kenya and ate ugali everyday - it was school lunch not my choice.

it is horrible, has not taste, it is white and solid when you make it.  the polento I have had is yellow but I think you get diff grade/ varieties of flour. Polenta was also not very nice but not as bad as ugali 

10/11/2013 at 17:58

polento? new one on me

Polenta you have to add lots of flavour to it. Then you have something nice. 

11/11/2013 at 15:17

What's wrong with just eating regular food? I'd rather have a nice big juicy steak with green beans and carrots!

11/11/2013 at 15:34

You can afford to eat meat? You rich bugger

11/11/2013 at 17:07

I do have to catch it myself though!

11/11/2013 at 19:55

crisps and cocktail sausages? anyone? Pizza? 


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