So with a little extra time on my hands, Nana is at home with the children tonight, I thought I would write the first of many (hopefully) recipes that we love!
Matoke in Binyebwa
Matoke, also known as green bananas, is the staple food for the Baganda tribe which is the largest tribe here in Uganda. Binyebwa, is how you say peanuts in Luganda. So this dish is basically green bananas cooked in a peanut paste. It is delicious! Green bananas are grown all over the country, as well as peanuts. So this is truly a cost effective meal for a group of people.
Matoke is mostly eaten mashed up and cooked in a banana leaf. But Charlton and I prefer simply peeling the banana and boiling it in the peanut sauce whole.
- About 3 or 4 bananas per adult
- Peanut paste about 1 kg
Or any type of vegetable that you would prefer. If you really want to get fancy, add some fish!
Prep Time: Around 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1. 5 hours
1. Peel your green bananas
2. Cut up any other desired vegetables
3. Add peanut paste to pot, and slowly add water until you reach your desired consistency
4. Keep stirring until paste has dissolved and sauce has come to a boil
5. Add vegetables
6. After sauce is cooking for about 30 minutes add cooking bananas and let sit on low for about an hour. If you would like, you can cook the sauce and matoke until you see oil forming on top.