Sunday, 9 September 2012

Matoke~ Kenyan Plantain Green Bananas Stew

Delicious wholesome spicy plantain stew.


5 green bananas -raw plantain  (Matoke)
2 medium ripe tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 green chillies.
150 ml water
1 tablespoon fresh chopped  coriander for garnishing


1. Peel the green bananas- plantain  and slice them in to 5mm thick round slices and soak them in cold water.
2. Chop the tomatoes into small pieces.
3. Slit both the chillies  and remove the membrane and seeds and cut into 4 pieces.
4. Heat oil in a pan when it is hot add 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds and let them splutter.
5. Drain the bananas and add to the pan followed by the tomatoes, salt and pepper and chillies
6. Mix well and add the water.
7. Bring the stew to boil , than reduce the  heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until bananas are tender and sauce has thickened.Add the lemon juice and stir.
8. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with fresh coriander.

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  1. Raj and Hayley loves matoke...I make very similar way too. Looks so tempting :)
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  2. Wow awesome!! Looks too delectable dear :)

  3. lov lik curry with more indian flavor....

  4. stew looks great and I love plantains...will have to try this one

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  6. This sounds really interesting. I've never cooked with bananas really, would be interested to give it a try!

  7. Never cooked with real plantains. I don't think I've eaten them either. Nice recipe.

  8. This looks really tasty. And I just LOVE bananas!

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