Matoke (Green Bananas in Coconut Sauce)

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  • 8 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup high-heat oil
  • 1 large taro root, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 6 firm green bananas or ripe plantains, peeled and diced
  • 1 cassava root or red yam, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 2 cups water
  • Chopped cilantro, for garnish


Sauté garlic and onions in oil over high heat until soft. Add taro root, tomatoes, jalapeño, bananas, and cassava or yams. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes.

Add curry powder, salt, coconut milk and water. Simmer for another 20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Add cilantro and turn off the heat.

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