Green bananas(matoke) Shepherd pie. This matoke recipe is definitely one that should be a staple. Plaintains and green bananas (matoke) are a staple part of the diet in Uganda and much of East Africa. Matoke is also the name given to a delicious If you use green bananas for this dish, make sure they are very green.. I will give you simple recipe to make Green bananas(matoke) Shepherd pie for my friends.
Green bananas(matoke) Shepherd pie
Cooked and mashed matoke is the nation's official food dish. It comes from the family of bananas known as the East African Highland bananas. Matoke is used mainly for cooking when they are green and unripe. You can simply cook Green bananas(matoke) Shepherd pie in 9 ingredients and only 5 steps. Here is how you can easily do that.
Ingredients of Green bananas(matoke) Shepherd pie
|About 1 of and a half kg of green bananas.|
|You need 1/2 kg of minced meat.|
|Approximately 1 of large carrot(grated).|
|You need 1 of onion.|
|About 2 of tomatoes(peeled).|
|It’s of Salt, 1tsp paprika.|
|You need 1 tsp of tumeric powder.|
|Prepare of Cooking oil.|
|Approximately 1 of egg wash (optional).|
The matoke is then mashed while still wrapped in the leaves or bags and often served on a fresh banana leaf. It is typically eaten with a sauce made of vegetables, ground peanut, or some type of meat (goat or beef). While uncooked, the matoke is white and fairly hard; cooking turns it soft and yellow. Cooking bananas are banana cultivars in the genus Musa whose fruits are generally used in cooking.
Green bananas(matoke) Shepherd pie cooking instructions
|Prepare your ingredients….. In a sufuria boil your minced meat with little water while and stir…..when all the water has evaporated from the meat, add enough cooking oil, onion and stir….leave it for about 3mins to cook…..|
|Now add your grated carrots, tomatoes, paprika, salt and tumeric powder….stir let them cook for about 10mins or until the tomatoes have become juicy….!!.|
|Peel and wash your bananas, cut them into two pieces….put them in a pot with water and little oil and salt….boil them until soft….then mash them using a mwiko…..|
|Cover your pie baking tin with a foil, spread your cooked minced on the foil…..then on top spread your mashed bananas you can egg wash or leave it like that…..bake @180degrees for 30mins.|
|Once ready remove from the oven let it rest for about 10mins then serve…..enjoy!.|
They may be eaten ripe or unripe and are generally starchy. Green bananas are not dessert bananas. They are a starchy variety of banana specifically They are locally known as matooke or matoke in Uganda where they are are an important staple. Curried Peanut butter Matoke(Green Bananas in Peanut butter stew). Buying green bananas, or any unripe fruit for that matter, is a test of faith.