Sunday, 10 May 2009

Spicy Mashed Matoke (Green Bananas)

Served with chickpeas and tomato and red pepper salsa.



4 - 5 matoke (green bananas from Uganda)
1 200g can peeled tomatoes; liquidised
2 cloves garlic - minced
1 inch ginger - grated
2 chillis - minced
1 table spn vegetable oil
1 tspn mustard seeds
1/2 tspn cumin seeds
1/2 tspn tumeric
2 teaspoons coriander/cumin mix
salt to taste
fresh coriander for garnish



Method
1. Peel the green bananas, slice that into 1 inch chunks and place in water and boil with some salt.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard and cumin seeds, as soon as they start to splutter, add onions and fry until golden brown
3. Then add the tomatoes, garlic, ginger and the minced chillis, stir and fry for a few minutes.
4. Add the cumin, coriander and tumeric, fry for a few minutes. Add the bananas (reserve the water) and mash using a wooden spoon.
5. Add the reserved banana water (2 cups) and mix so that it blends in with the bananas.
5. Garnish with coriander and serve. I served it with chick peas and tomato and red pepper salsa.

6 comments:

taz said...

yummy yummy please send me the recipe

Saju said...

glad you like it.

Aroona said...

Had eaten matoke all the tme as
I was born and brought up in Kampala. But it was always cooked by someone else. Thanks for the recipe.I am going to make it today.

Anonymous said...

I've lived in uganda for 12 yrs n now in toronto, canada. Where can i buy matoke in toronto? Any ideas?

Nirosh said...

Where can i buy matoke in canada? Is there another name for it here in canada?

Saju said...

You can get it in Canada, I saw some at Iqbal's in Toronto, they were labelled green bananas. Try any south Asian grocery store.

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