Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Matooke ~ National Dish of Uganda

Matooke
Matooke is a national dish of Uganda. The word matooke means mashed plantain. This is a simple plantain dish, where plantains are steam cooked, mashed & then mixed with a gravy of vegetables. This dish can be cooked in a peanut sauce or a meat sauce. But in this dish I skipped the sauce part completely & made it a dry matooke with few veggies added to it.  
Matooke
Prep Time-10mins { Peeling & chopping veggies}
Cook Time-20mins { Steaming plantain & making the base} 
Serves-2People
Ingredients
2Plantain's peeled & chopped to bite size pieces
1Big onion sliced
2Tomatoes
1Garlic pod
1Bell pepper de-seeded & chopped
4Green chili’s {Adjust as needed} or 1Tsp chili powder
2Tbs oil
Salt to taste
Directions
- Steam cook banana’s & mash them. Keep aside & start with the base curry.
- Heat pan with oil. Add in chopped onions & garlic. Fry them till onions are translucent.
- To them add bell pepper & tomatoes.  Close with lid & cook till veggies are soft.
- To the pan add steamed plantains, salt & chili powder. Mix them well & adjust taste if needed.
- Serve warm along with peanut sauce.
Note
- I used chili powder, If you are using green chili’s add them in along with onions & garlic.
Matooke
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15 comments:

  1. This dish is very new for me. You have found a very unique dish. Very colorful too.

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  2. Colorful and lovely looking Ugandan dish. This is what I call a wonderful preparation.
    Deepa

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  3. Even i was planning to make this Matooke once i decided with the country for U, but i changed my mind and went for an another delicious dish from Uganda, matooke looks fabulous even without the sauce.

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  4. Plantain is used in so many countries, isn't it. Nice dish.

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  5. The dish sounds so good..very nice one..

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  6. That looks like our green plantain curry. Will have to try it some time.

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  7. Nice way to cook plantains.Good choice...

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  8. wow very delicious side with plantain , looks very delicious !!

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  9. I would love this with the peanut sauce. definitely would like to try that version

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  10. WOw this is very new to me. Will love to try it out.

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  11. Simple and delicious looking curry.

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