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"Matooke is a staple food of my tribe—the Baganda tribe of Buganda, Uganda." Victoria Nalongo Namusisi, 2006 Ford Fellow
  • 10 green plantains (matooke)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2.2 lbs. ground peanuts
  • 1 tsp. cow ghee (clarified butter)

Peel and wash the plantains. Put them in a saucepan and steam for 10 minutes. Add onions, tomatoes and ground peanuts. Boil for another 10 minutes on low flame. Add ghee 5 minutes before serving.

Serves 2.