Matoke/Green Bananas

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Serves 2

Another African specialty that I love, raw green bananas cooked in coconut milk with some cubes of mutton meat.

matoke/green bananas
200 gm
mutton/lamb pieces, boiled until tender with salt/ginger/garlic/black pepper
2 cups
light coconut milk
1 cup
heavy coconut milk
pinch of turmeric
some chopped coriander
green chillies, chopped
1 tsp.
red chilli powder
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp.
garlic paste

Peel and chop the bananas, then put them in a pan and add some water...just enough to cover the matoke. Add some salt, ½ tsp. chilli powder, coriander, chopped chilli, ½ tsp. turmeric. Cover and boil until soft and easy to mash. Then mash to an almost paste.

Add the meat to the mashed matoke. Put in the light coconut milk and mix well. Let it start simmering until it thickens then add the heavy coconut milk, lemon juice and the rest of the ingredients, garlic, coriander etc. Simmer for a few more minutes until the consistency is to your liking. Mix well and taste. Adjust as per your preference then switch off.




Sister Green banana means ash plantain or elephant banana (the long sweet one)...

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes ash plantain look exactly like what I normally use for this recipe.