Cooked bananas.

Nairobi, Kenya
January 12, 2022 10:21am CST
I'm having cooked bananas for supper. They are sweet. The ingredients are oil, onions, tomatoes, banana, water and salt. We call them "matoke" in Swahili. It simply means cooked bananas.
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@just4him (261422)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jan
I've never had cooked bananas. Sounds interesting.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
14 Jan
We cooked the green unripe bananas
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@just4him (261422)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Jan
@mildredtabitha Those must be difficult to peel.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
14 Jan
@just4him We peel with a knife, then wash, then chop and cook
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@sinari (3298)
• Indonesia
13 Jan
The bananas you cook look delicious. I've never had bananas with tomatoes and onions before. But next time I want to try it.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Jan
I'm glad you look forward to trying it. Yes they are delicious. You cook the same way you cook potatoes
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@sinari (3298)
• Indonesia
14 Jan
@mildredtabitha Oh, I see. ok, later i will try it.thank you
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• Nairobi, Kenya
14 Jan
@sinari You are welcomed. Remember to use the unripe bananas
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18 Jan
I never tried cooked bananas.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Jan
Would you want to try? It's the unripe bananas actually
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19 Jan
@mildredtabitha I don't know if I would like a combination of onion and banana.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Jan
@Queenoflife ooh alright. I mean the green bananas. But don't try if you are not sure you like it
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@DaddyEvil (68549)
• United States
12 Jan
Is that actually what we would call bananas or is it plantains? I wouldn't cook what we call bananas unless in a cake or something like that. I hope you enjoyed it.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Jan
Yes I did enjoy. Unripe bananas can be cooked. I think in a cake they use ripe bananas
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@DaddyEvil (68549)
• United States
13 Jan
@mildredtabitha In banana bread here we use over-ripe bananas. Plantains look like bananas but are much bigger. I understand they don't taste good unless cooked in some way. unripe bananas on the left and ripe and unripe plantains on the center and right of photo.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Jan
@DaddyEvil ooh I get it. I understand what you mean by plantains. The ones we cook are the unripe ones. The green ones
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@averygirl72 (28609)
• Philippines
13 Jan
Wow this recipe sounds really new to me. I haven't eaten a banana with onions
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• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Jan
Make sure to use unripe bananas. Those are the one we cook
@averygirl72 (28609)
• Philippines
14 Jan
@mildredtabitha Okay so unripe bananas is like vegetables. Interesting
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• Nairobi, Kenya
14 Jan
@averygirl72 mmmhhhh. I've never really called them vegetables. Although they are cooked like that.
@sharon6345 (299387)
• United States
12 Jan
That is one meal I could not eat. I know people love it though.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
12 Jan
I personally like them when I eat once, but when eaten three times or let's say three days continuously, the taste buds get tired of them.
@sharon6345 (299387)
• United States
12 Jan
@mildredtabitha That is how I am with a lot of foods. That is why when I cook I try to cook one serving.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
12 Jan
@sharon6345 That's a good method to prevent getting tired of certain foods. There are vegetables and fruits that even if eaten daily, I never get tired of them.
@thelme55 (73864)
• Germany
17 Jan
I love cooked bananas or cooked ripe plantains. I miss that food.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Jan
Yeah it's so sweet. I'm glad you have experience with it
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@thelme55 (73864)
• Germany
19 Jan
@mildredtabitha Yes, I have experienced it. I was born in the Philippines and we have those kinds of bananas in my yard in my home country.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
20 Jan
@thelme55 ooh that's good. We also have a banana garden in my rural home. Many bananas have grown and some ripe on the tree
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@RebeccasFarm (56806)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Jan
This sounds super delicious. Next time I have bananas I may try to do this.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
14 Jan
Make sure the bananas are green and not ripe. Not all types of bananas can be cooked
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Jan
@mildredtabitha Oh thanks for telling me
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• Nairobi, Kenya
14 Jan
@RebeccasFarm you are most welcomed
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@JudyEv (264280)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Jan
I wouldn't have thought of cooking bananas with tomatoes and onions.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Jan
Only unripe bananas can be cooked. The same way you cook potatoes
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@JudyEv (264280)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Jan
@mildredtabitha Okay, thanks for the info. We would cook just-ripe ones and have them in pancakes perhaps.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Jan
@JudyEv yes. Banana pancake. The ripe bananas mixed with eggs and then fried will give mouth watering banana pancake
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@soymex (1090)
• Bucharest, Romania
12 Jan
It looks good. I'll try to do it too!
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• Nairobi, Kenya
12 Jan
I hope yours turns out well. Thanks
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@soymex (1090)
• Bucharest, Romania
12 Jan
@mildredtabitha I hope so too!
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@snowy22315 (129841)
• United States
16 Jan
It sounds interesting. I would try it.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
16 Jan
That's good. I'm glad you would try it
@Jenaisle (5296)
• Philippines
14 Jan
I didn't know you could add tomatoes and onions to bananas. We do have that here too, but we only add sugar. I will have to cook that and taste it, sounds delicious,
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• Nairobi, Kenya
14 Jan
Sugar is added to ripe bananas. The unripe ones (green ones) are the ones we cook
• United States
13 Jan
I love bananas but have never cooked them like that. It does look good and I like all those ingredients
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• Nairobi, Kenya
14 Jan
Yes. We only cook the unripe bananas never the ripe ones
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@bunnybon7 (48516)
• Holiday, Florida
13 Jan
it actually looks good. Where you live I imagine lots of bananas are used in cooking.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
14 Jan
Yes we do. Most women here like preparing this dish but they add other things too
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@Rashnag (25449)
• Surat, India
13 Jan
It's interesting to know. Enjoy your meal. Here we cook bananas with jaggery and ghee. It tastes yummy
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• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Jan
Yours sounds delicious too. I enjoyed. Thank you
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• Philippines
13 Jan
It sounds good to me!
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• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Jan
It's really good. You should try it out soon
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@sol_cee (28314)
• Philippines
13 Jan
We have a pork dish where we put sliced bananas for a difference in taste. I don’t think we cook bananas like that.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Jan
are the sliced bananas ripe or you use unripe ones?
@jobelbojel (27953)
• Philippines
12 Jan
I have tried this before when I was still a very young kid.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Jan
Would you like to try again?
@marlina (137690)
• Canada
12 Jan
I never had cooked bananas
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• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Jan
They are cooked the way potatoes are cooked. But the bananas should be unripe
@saytama (479)
• Chisinau, Moldova
12 Jan
I've never tried anything like it, it's very interesting how it tastes
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• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Jan
Yes. It tastes almost like cooked potatoes