Muy Caliente Matoke Curry

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Last week I promised you some haaaaawwwwt matoke (cooked banana recipe) and I am here to deliver! All the Meru’s in the house mbanana’s! all the Kisii’s in the house amatoke! all the….well the rest of you don’t count when it comes to matters matoke!

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Follow the portions below at your own peril…because to be honest I just eyeballed it!

  • 1/2 Kg Banana’s
  • 1/2 Kg Potatoes
  • 3 Large tomatoes
  • 1 Large onion
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato paste
  • 4 Tbsp Sunflower oil
  • 2 Knorr beef stock cubes
  • 1 Tbsp Spanish paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Curry powder
  • 2 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 Tbsp crushed ginger
  • 5 cloves of garlic…the only time ‘too much garlic’ should be a phrase uttered, is if you use enough to get the CW to cancel Vampire Diaries


Peel and chop the banana’s and potatoes into similar sized pieces.

Peel and dice the onions.

Peel the garlic and ginger and crush

While we are on the peeling topic, lets peel off a few of my layers: did ya know that I am certifiably crazy afraid of heights?

The heat must be building up in your kitchen by now…it is may caliente matoke after all! so peel back a few layers of clothing if you like.

Heat up the oil in a non-stick pan and  and sautée the onions for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and stir for about a minute, just until the garlic aroma starts to waft in the air. Add in all your dry spices and stir for about half a minute add diced tomatoes and cook till they soften. The potatoes go in next, stir   then add the stock cubes and half a cup of water and let the potatoes cook, once your fork meets a little resistance when you jab…or gently poke the potatoes, add the banana’s and the tomato paste, stir, add in a little water if necessary, cover the pot and let the contents simmer. Again, jab…or gently poke the banana’s if a there’s little resistance then you are all set… if you miscalculate this then the worst that will happen is you’ll be eating mashed matoke…I could think of worse fates.

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