EAST AFRICA RED BEANS AND BANANA SOUP -KIOMBO/KIBURU
Red kidney beans and plantains soup (known as kiburu or kiombo in East Africa) is a traditional soup (porridge) with its origin around Mountain Kilimanjaro in Tanzani in East Africa, hence also known as Kilimanjaro soup. It is similar to the Burundi bean and Plantain stew, the only difference being the former is solid while the kiombo is a thick porridge/soup consistency. The Kilimanjaro plantain and bean soup is usually served for breakfast. Here we teach you how to cook this traditional soup the authentic way! So grab your wooden spoon and trek with us to mount Kilimanjaro in a pot!
PREPARATION & COOKING
METHOD 1: ONE POT MEAL
More information & tips
1) If you need to add more water at any stage in the soup, then add HOT water.
2) In Tanzania, East Africa, this dish is known by the locals a s kiburu or kiombo. A similar dish exists where the plantains is not mashed. This dish is known as Kishumba
3)In Uganda, the green plantains are substituted with Green cooking bananas (matoke). Although the cooking method is the same, sometimes, meat and fish is also added to make a one pot meal known as 'Katogo'.