- Matoke can be cooked at any season, as green bananas are readily available throughout the year in East Africa.
- It can be prepared and enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Matoke is a dish made from green bananas, a staple food in East Africa, particularly in countries like Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania.
Matoke can be cooked at any season, as green bananas are readily available throughout the year in East Africa.
It can be prepared and enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Matoke is often served with a sauce or stew made from vegetables, meat, or fish, and is typically accompanied by steamed rice, ugali or chapati.
It is a nutritious and filling meal that is enjoyed by many in the region.
4-6 ripe, but still firm, green bananas
Oil or butter
1 onion, diced
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon grated ginger
Spices or seasonings of choice (such as curry powder, turmeric, or chilli powder)
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 bell pepper, diced
Steps to prepare matoke:
Peel the bananas and cut them into chunks.
In a large pot, add enough water to cover the banana chunks and bring it to a boil.
Once the water is boiling, add salt to taste and the banana chunks. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for about 20-30 minutes or until the bananas are tender.
While the bananas are cooking, prepare the sauce. In a separate pan, heat oil or butter and sauté diced onions until they become translucent.
Add minced garlic, grated ginger, and desired spices or seasonings to the pan and cook for a minute or two, stirring constantly.
Add sliced tomatoes until it turns juicy. Thereafter drop your boiled matoke on the sauce pan, mix and wait to boil for 10 minutes.
Serve your delicious matoke.