Monday, March 3, 2008

vegetarian matoke

Matoke is a typical Ugandan dish based on plantain bananas. As plantains are easy to get in SF, I experimented with the original recipe to change it into a tasty vegetarian dish.

Here is what you need:

  • 3 plantains cut into cubes
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 3 tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
  • 1/2 chile pepper (chopped)
  • 1 cup of vegetable broth

Here is what you do:

Sprinkle the plantains with lemon juice and set aside. Heat oil in a large frying pan, fry the onion, tomatoes, pepper and garlic. Add vegetable broth and spices (salt, coriander, cayenne pepper). Continue frying and stirring until the broth starts to boil. Reduce heat, add plantains, simmer everything over low heat until plantains are soft and tender. Can be served either alone or with rice. Will feed 3-4 people.