Irio is a Kenyan mashed potatoes and vegetables recipe. The potatoes and vegetables are always fresh, usually prepared on the same day they are harvested.

This is an easy recipe that is healthy and requires very few ingredients. Different variations of this recipe are made by changing the vegetables added each time. The most traditional is made with potatoes, peas and carrots. Sometimes everything is mashed together and at other times only the potatoes are mashed.

Feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand. It is a favorite with most Kids.

To Make this recipe, you will need the following:

NOTE: Use frozen vegetables, to cut down on the preparation and cooking time.


2 Cups Potatoes, Mashed
¼ Cup Peas (cooked)
¼ Cup Carrots (cooked)
¼ Cup Kale (cooked)


  1. Boil about 2½ cups diced potatoes in salted water, drain the water and then mash them.
  2. Place peas, carrots and kale in a small sauce pan and cook until carrots are tender. Drain the liquid and move to the next step.
  3. Fold all the vegetables into the mashed potatoes. It is now ready to serve.


Try serving this recipe with either Kenyan Beef Stew or Tilapia Stew, both compliment this side dish quite well.

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