There are different ways to make matoke. Some people mash them, others make them with beef, while others just fry them plainly. Chef Raphael, however, has another way to do it and you should probably try it.
Chef Raphael teaches us another way to make tasty matoke
You will love it
If you are wondering what's unique about his style, Raphael adds peanut butter and green peas coming up with an irresistible meal altogether. Check out his recipe and try it out:
Name of the meal: Peanut butter curry matoke
1 Large Onion
4 cloves Garlic
Small piece Root Ginger
2-3 Tomatoes (blended/chopped small).
2-4 tsp Curry Powder
1-2 tbsp Peanut Butter
1 cup Peas (Cooked)
2 Carrots (Diced Small)
First peel the plantains then cut them to the desired sizes. It's good to also place them in salty cold water to avoid them from turning black.
When done, cook the plantains in boiling salty for about seven minutes but slightly hard and NOT mushy/fully cooked. Remove from the heat and drain off the water. If you overcook them, run through cold running to stop the cooking process. The time is determined by ow big you cut the plantains.
While the boiling is going on, you may start cooking the onion and ginger over medium heat till it starts to brown evenly.
Just before the onion turns golden brown, add the garlic and continue cooking while stirring. Reduce the heat to low if necessary to ensure even browning of the onion, ginger and garlic.
The trick when cooking this is not to overcook the onion until it turns darker than necessary as it will make the food bitter.
Add 2-4 teaspoonfuls of curry powder and stir into the onion mix and allow to cook for about two minutes while again taking care it doesn't burn.
When nice and golden in colour, add the finely diced tomatoes (better when blended) and stir into the onion mix. Add the diced carrots and allow to cook together with the tomato for about 3 minutes while covered
Take care not to let the tomato dry off. Add 1-2 tablespoonfuls of peanut butter and stir into the carrots before adding little water to make a thick rich sauce.
Add the cooked peas and plantains and stir into the sauce. Adjust the salt and allow to simmer till hot. since the plantains are cooked, you do not need to leave on the heat for long.
Serve the meal while still hot.
Source: Chef Raphael Facebook
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