Simple Matoke Recipe

Simple Matoke Recipe



Matoke is one of the most famous banana dishes mostly associated with Ugandans as it’s their staple food.

Here’s a simple recipe with simple readily available ingredients in our markets:


  • 4 hands of bananas(20 bananas, peeled and chopped into preferred sizes)
  • 1 medium sized red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1tbsp of ginger & garlic paste
  • A bunch of dhania (finely chopped)
  • 4 serving spoons of tomato puree/ 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 medium sized carrot (grated)
  • Half green bell pepper (hoho)
  • 1tsp black pepper
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 2tsps salt
  • 2 beef cubes
  • 1tbsp turmeric
  • 3tbsps sugar
  • 1tbsp royco (diluted)
  • 1 serving spoon veg oil
  • 800ml-1000ml water


  • On a heated saucepan, add oil and onions. Sauté for a minute. Add garlic and ginger paste and sauté for 2 minutes. Add dhania stalks and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  • Add tomato puree, carrots, hoho, salt and all the spices. Stir and cover for 3 minutes.
  • Add the bananas, stir and cover for 3 minutes. Cook on low to medium heat. This allows the bananas to absorb the spices and the good juices from the ingredients.
  • Dilute the royco in water and add in the mixture. Stir and cover. Cook for 30-45 minutes on low heat until the bananas are soft and the soup is thick.
  • Add sugar and stir. Cover and allow sugar to be absorbed for a minute.
  • Garnish with dhania leaves and serve with your preferred vegetables, beverages and salads.

Happy Cooking♥♥

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