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.
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