Last News


Matoke (green bananas) with meat, a simple and hearty dish

Recipe of the classic African soup

09-06-2020 di redazione

The "matoke" or "matoki" are green bananas, also known as plane tree, not excessively sweet, which also in Kenya, as in most of Africa, have various utilizations. Besides flour and bread, they are used as potatoes in stews.

Supu ya nyama na matoke

Ingredients for 4 people:

300 days of diced beef
2 or 3 matoke (depending on size) peeled and cut into two or three pieces.
Chopped tomatoes.
Chopped onion.
Spinach or mchicha
Garlic paste
Turmeric powder
Cumin powder
Salt qb
Ground black pepper


In a pot add all the ingredients except spinach and banana.
Cover with a little water and boil until the meat is half cooked, then add the peeled and cut bananas, previously put to flavour in the lemon juice.
If necessary, add more water to the soup.
Towards the end add the spinach and continue cooking until the meat and bananas are soft.
Salt and pepper to taste.

Usually served with chapati.


TAGS: cucina kenyazuppa banane verdicucina swahiliricette kenya

"Muhogo wa Nyama" (meat with cassava) is a typical Kenyan dish. Cassava is a tuber also known as cassava, it is used to make flour or like potatoes, both fried and stewed. Its taste is a bit reminiscent of chestnuts....


We have already talked about and proposed a classic recipe of matoke or green banana, but today we want to propose you a sweet, unpublished version: matoke in coconut cream and cardamom.
This fruit is very similar to the banana,...


A new, very nice "chiringuito" looks out onto the captivating setting of the Watamu beach meeting points.
In the bay of Fortamu, facing the island of love and just a few meters from


In recent years gastronomic tourism has grown considerably all over the world.
This is due to the popularity of certain programmes and also to the media coverage of dishes and restaurants, especially in social networks.


One of the traditional dishes of Sub-Saharan Africa is okra soup.
In Arabic, 'okra' is the name given to the tasty little courgettes with grooves found at every market stall, which the English call 'Lady's fingers', while in...



di redazione

di redazione

In Kenya, potatoes are particularly tasty.
The local population loves them fried, so much so that they are the ideal accompaniment to the national dish, the "nyama choma" (grilled meat almost toasted).
But there are many other ways to cook...

Rice sautéed with mango and cashews is a specialty that the Indians who emigrated to Kenya in the last century brought to the cuisine of the coast.
Habit favoured by the abundance of these two ingredients, combined with the great...

Lunch in one of the most elegant and secluded boutique hotel in Watamu, on the shores of the Bay Jacaranda,
Directly across from the sandy islets of "Sardinia Due" and relax on the beautiful private beach sunbeds?
Or organize an...


Coconut beans (maharagwe za nazi) are a poor but tasty and energetic dish of the tradition of the ethnic mijikenda that populates the Kenyan coast.
Depending on who prepares it, tastes and abundance of beans, it can be cooked as...


The goodness of free-range chicken in Kenya is no mystery. In most cases it is simply cooked on the grill, but there are dishes of Swahili cuisine that contemplate other pleasant encounters of flavors. One of these is tamarind chicken...


Although originally from South America, papaya has spread widely in Kenya and is well integrated into Swahili cuisine. An interesting and tasty example is...


We are well aware of the history and travails of the African continent: few strains and thousands of tribes scattered over an area of about 30 million square kilometers, who have paid a bitter duty to the evolution of the...