Mokimo/Mashed potatoes and greens


  • 9 potatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 cups chopped spinach, swiss chard or pumpkin leaves
  • 1 cup corn or peas


  • Peel your potatoes and cut them into cubes
  • Put the cubes in a pot and add water. Make sure the water is not too much or too little.
  • Over medium heat bring the cubed potatoes to  a boil.
  • Add the garlic and greens. You can opt to cook these separately, blend then add to the potatoes later.
  • In a separate pot boil the peas until tender.
  • Once the potatoes are done drain the excess water. You can check if the potatoes are ready using a fork or knife.
  • If you boiled your greens together with the potatoes, add the peas and proceed to mash until everything is mixed up and there are no lumps.
  • If you boiled your greens separately add them and mix in the peas, then mash.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve with your veggies of choice

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Mixed matoke and beef

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Ingredients 4 servings

  1. A bunch of bananas
  2. Several stalks of dhania
  3. a pinch of salt
  4. 1 large onion
  5. 2 small carrots
  6. cooking oil
  7. 500 g beef, chopped
  8. 3 tomatoes


  • Chop your onions, carrots, tomatoes and dhania
  • Peel your bananas. You can use paper gloves or you can smear oil on your hands to prevent matoke sap from sticking on your hands.
  • Add in the beef, increase the heat and let it cook till brown.
  • Add in the beef, increase the heat and let it cook till brown.
  • Add the chopped carrots and tomatoes and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the bananas to beef and stir and then add beef broth for stock
  • Add salt, dhania and curry powder then cover and let the mixture simmer for  a few minutes until the bananas are soft.
  • Remove from heat and serve. You can add your favorite greens on the side.
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