East African Delicacy—Matoke Recipe

Today I share a meal that in many ways is a delicacy to us guys in East Africa. Matoke, cooked green bananas. An easy, mild dish, very filling.

Matoke Recipe


➠ 8 Green bananas (peeled and cubed)
➠ Onion
➠ 3 Tomatoes
➠ Coriander
➠ ¹/₂ cup Coconut milk
➠ ¹/₂ tsp of Turmeric
➠ 1 tbsp Oil
➠ Salt & Pepper


So start by cutting and frying the onions. Add your cut tomatoes and cover, let them simmer until they are cooked. Add the bananas, turmeric, salt, and pepper to taste. Cover and let the bananas cook, adding hot water to ensure they don’t dry up.

Please resist the urge to stir too often as the bananas will break into smaller pieces. Once they are almost ready to add the coconut milk and coriander, stir, cover for another 2-3 min. Turn off the heat, you are good to go.

You can enjoy them with meat stew, minced meat, chicken steak e.t.c be creative. Remember the stew can be as thick or as thin as you wish it to be, but thick is definitely better.  You can also incorporate meat into the process, in that once the onions are ready, you add in your cubed meat pieces, cook until ready, add in tomatoes and follow the above process. Delicious too!
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