Beef Tumbukiza with matoke. No cooking oil



9 – 10 green bananas (Peeled and chopped into halves)

2 tomatoes (washed and diced)

1 cup of water

1 onion (washed and diced)

1 carrot (diced)

2 cloves of Garlic (thinly diced)

½ kg of meat (cut into pieces)

Oil for frying

1 green capsicum/hoho (washed and diced)

1 bunch of fresh coriander/ dhania ( chopped)

Salt to taste

¼ tsp of cayenne pepper


In a cooking pot, fry the onions and garlic until soft.

kenyan matoke

Add the meat and cook until brown.

matoke ya nyama

Next, add in the tomatoes, carrots, green capsicum, green bananas, salt and cayenne pepper.

matoke recipe

ndizi recipe

Stir and cover.

ndizi ya nyama recipe

Cook for a few minutes until the tomatoes and capsicum are soft (keep checking and stirring to avoid any burning)

how to cook matoke

Next, add in water, just enough to cover the matoke.  Cook for another 10 minutes until the bananas are tender but not mushy and the sauce is thickened a little.

how to cook matoke

At this point you can do a taste test and adjust your seasoning ( salt and pepper) if necessary. Switch off fire.

The final step, take your coriander/dhania and stir into the ready matoke ya nyama.

Serve this delicious Kenyan plantain recipe and enjoy.

kenyan ndizi recipe

Try this out and let me know how it goes

Credit: talkingtonelly

First Picture: Fredrick Murithi

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