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Easy Recipe: Ndove za nyama (Green bananas in coconut and beef)

Recipes - By Chef Ali Mandhry
Coconut matoke can be cooked with beef or matumbo and you serve with a side of pilipili

Let’s make some coconut matoke, also known as ‘ndove za nyama’ or ‘matoke ya nazi’ in Kiswahili. This dish can be cooked with beef or matumbo (tripe).

What you’ll need:

10-15 medium size matoke (green plantain), peeled, halved and boiled

500g beef, boiled until tender

1 onion, sliced

1 teaspoon garlic ginger paste

1 teaspoon curry powder

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Juice of 1 lime

100g thick coconut cream

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 bunch chopped coriander

Salt to taste

What to do:

In a deep non-stick pan over medium heat, add the oil and sauté the onions until soft.

Add the garlic ginger paste, curry powder and salt to taste continue to stir until fragrant about 2 minutes).

Add the boiled beef and continue to sauté and mix well.

Add half of the thick coconut cream then stir and let cook until the sauce is thick.

Add the boiled matoke and stir with a spatula so that the sauce can coat the matoke all over. Attempt to partly mash them.

Add the lime juice and the remaining coconut cream then continue to cook for another 5 minutes or so.

Once reduced and thick, sprinkle some chopped coriander and you are ready to serve with a side of pilipili.

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