How To Prepare Matoke Ya Nyama( Green Bananas With Meat)

This recipe is a common Kenyan plantain recipe and many people love it. To make this recipe, you need green bananas/ plantains, onions, tomatoes and meat among other easily found ingredients. So, let’s learn how to cook matoke ya nyama.

9 – 10 green bananas (Peeled and chopped into halves)

2 tomatoes (washed and diced)

1 cup of water

1 onion (washed and diced)

1 carrot (diced)

2 cloves of Garlic (thinly diced)

½ kg of meat (cut into pieces)

Oil for frying

1 green capsicum/hoho (washed and diced)

1 bunch of fresh coriander/ dhania ( chopped)

Salt to taste

¼ tsp of cayenne pepper

In a cooking pot, fry the onions and garlic until soft.

Add the meat and cook until brown.

Next, add in the tomatoes, carrots, green capsicum, green bananas, salt and cayenne pepper.

Stir and cover.

Cook for a few minutes until the tomatoes and capsicum are soft (keep checking and stirring to avoid any burning)

Next, add in water, just enough to cover the matoke. Cook for another 10 minutes until the bananas are tender but not mushy and the sauce is thickened a little.

At this point you can do a taste test and adjust your seasoning ( salt and pepper) if necessary. Switch off fire.

The final step, take your coriander/dhania and stir into the ready matoke ya nyama.

Serve this delicious Kenyan plantain recipe and enjoy.


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