Matoke Recipe and preparing: Matoke is a stable meal enjoyed among Kenyan people more so the Abagusii community. As much as this is a simple meal, many people don’t find their way around it.

Procedure of how to cook Matoke meal
Procedure of how to cook Matoke meal and Kenya Recipe/Photo


  1. A bunch of matoke (peeled)cut into halves
  2. 2 large tomatoes grated
  3. 1 large onion chopped
  4. 2 gloves of garlic grated
  5. A bunch of coriander leaves finely chopped
  6. 1 large green Bella pepper cubed
  7. 2 Royco cubes
  8. Salt to taste
  9. A spoonful of cooking oil
  10. 2 cups of water


  • Pour the chopped onions into a large sufuria or saucepan and add a spoonful of cooking oil.
  • Place the Sufuria on medium heat and stir the mixture until the onions begin to turn golden brown
  • Add the grated garlic and continue stirring for two more minutes.
  • Add the chopped Bella pepper and mix well.
  • You can now add the peeled matoke bit by bit as you stir. Continue stirring for two minutes.
  • Add the grated tomatoes and stir for three minutes.
  • Pour in the water until it slightly covers the matoke and stir.
  • Add a pinch of salt and crushed Royco cubes and mix well.
  • Cover the saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil then lower the heat even further.
  • Let it cook for 30 minutes or until the matoke is tender. Add the chopped coriander leaves and cover for two minutes.
  • Your matoke is now ready to serve.

Note: Matoke is better served hot and can be taken with wet fry beef and Kachumbari on the side. Fresh fruit juice will also come in handy.

You can also read  Procedure of Cooking Wet fry beef meal: Kenyan recipe

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