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Submitted by:

Proscovia Ndoboli



Country of Origin:


Cook time:

30 minutes




4 matooke (similar to unripe green bananas; "bogoya" in local language)
2 tomatoes
1 peeled onion
2 medium-sized green peppers
2 carrots
1 clove peeled garlic
Salt to taste
Groundnut paste

Ingredients substitutions:

Beans, beef


1. Peel and wash matooke and place them in medium-sized saucepan.
2. Add water and salt, and boil for about 10 minutes.
3. While boiling, chop tomatoes, onions, garlic, green pepper, and carrots.
4. After the matooke has boiled, add your cut items to the pan, along with preferred spices.
5. Boil all items for another 10 minutes, covering and stirring slowly to avoid them sticking in the saucepan.
6. Serve with groundnut paste and eat.

What makes this recipe special?

This dish is tasty and easy to prepare and serve for breakfast or lunch.

Additional notes:

Matooke is a staple food in the central region and if served with groundnut paste can be very tasty. Groundnut paste can be made by grinding nuts with salt, oil or water, and preferred spices. When matooke and groundnut paste are combined, the meal is called Katogo.