This is one of those dishes you don’t know how to really name in English. It’s not quite mashed potatoes. Mashed tubers? Mashed yams? None come close to describing it.
I have already shared several ‘Mūkimo’ recipes here and this is another one.I call this specific dish ‘Mūkimo wa Mami’ meaning Mum’s Mūkimo,in my mother tongue, Mum in this case being my Mother in law.
She loves making this dish served with some sautéed vegetables or a stew on the side. (Now I’m missing home 😭😭). My Mother in law is an awesome cook and I can’t match her cooking prowess; to be honest this is the only one of her recipes I have dared to attempt as the rest are just better and tastier when she makes them herself.
Can you even be a better cook than your Mama? Nope!
This dish is also one of my best comfort foods. We grow arrowroots, potatoes and green bananas back home and there is nothing as satisfying as eating what you have grown and harvested yourself.
We may not be home at the moment but easy access to fresh groceries in Kampala has seen me making this dish quite a few times to remind us of home. Let’s get started:-
The meal does not need spices as the pumpkin offers sweetness, the arrowroot has its own earthy flavour and the green banana and Irish potatoes hold their own flavour quite well too.
Now I’m off to make some as I’m feeling a bit homesick.
Try it and let me know how it turned out.