- 6-8 ripe matoke (green bananas), peeled and sliced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1-2 hot peppers (optional for spice)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups water
- Banana leaves (optional for serving)
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, grated ginger, and chopped hot peppers (if using). Sauté for about 2-3 minutes until the onions become translucent.
- Add the sliced matoke, chopped tomatoes, and salt. Stir well to combine the ingredients.
- Pour in the water and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the matoke are tender.
- Remove the pot from the heat and mash the matoke with a wooden spoon or fork until they become smooth and creamy.
- Serve hot with banana leaves (if using) and enjoy!
Matoke is a staple food in Uganda and is often served with meat or beans as a main course. It can also be eaten as a snack or side dish.