Does matumbo always disgust you?
If yes, know that I was in the same boat until I discovered some delicious recipes that now allow me to cook in a beautiful way.
Since then, I have always prepared various recipes for my family and friends, which they find enjoyable.
By using different recipes, I have been able to create unique tastes and make our mealtime extraordinary.
You will get satisfied and want more with my recipes even if you’re the pickiest eater.
As a delicious delicacy full of proteins, matumbo, can be a healthy choice when paired with other ingredients.
In this post, I will discuss three of my favorite matumbo recipes.
Let’s get started…
1. Spicy Matumbo Stir-Fry Recipe
I always enjoy fried foods, though I don’t eat too much of them because of the health risks associated with this method.
On the bright side though, spicy fried matumbo is packed with flavors and vibrant colors I normally find irresistible.
My ingredient includes fresh matumbo, peppers, onion, cloves of garlic, soy sauce, grated ginger, and oil.
Below are steps of how I prepare this recipe.
- To make sure matumbo is tenderly soft by the time it’s ready, I usually boil it first for at least one hour in a normal sufuria or 30 minutes in a pressure cooker.
- Once boiled and dry, I add oil to the matumbo and fry it for at least 3-4 minutes so that it turns golden brown.
- Then add garlic and ginger and stir-fry for a minute until it mixes properly.
- Add peppers and onion and wait to cook for another 3-4 minutes, or until they soften and mix well.
- I now add soy sauce, oyster sauce, and chili sauce and season it with salt to taste. To ensure the ingredient mixes well, I continue to stir as it cooks for another minute so that the matumbo coats well with the vegetables.
- Finally I serve it with steamed rice or noodles to give me a satisfying meal that is enjoyable as well leaving my taste buds tingling with happiness.
2. Matumbo Stew Recipe
This method is common, but the difference lies in knowing how to do it right.
This matumbo stew recipe is so simple to prepare. And just like the first technique that involved boiling, so does this one too.
My Ingredients for this recipe include sliced matumbo, cloves of garlic, carrots, potatoes, tomato paste, paprika, thyme, bay leaf, Salt, pepper, (optional) Vegetable oil, fresh rosemary (optional)
- As usual, I normally begin by boiling the matumbo for 30- 1 hour to soften it until the water dries out.
- Using another sufuria, add oil, onions, and garlic and I stir until these ingredients become golden brown and aromatic.
- Then I add sliced tomatoes and wait until they break down well. I then add tomato paste, paprika, rosemary, bay leaf, salt, and pepper (is optional for the sake of small kids). Give it a few minutes to allow flavors to blend.
- Next I take the matumbo pieces and combine them with the ingredient I have prepared. I then add enough water to cover the matumbo completely and bring to a boil. I often lower the heat a bit and give it around 1-2 hours to simmer, or until it becomes tender.
- To finish up, I add chopped carrots and potatoes to the matumbo and wait to simmer for another 30 minutes so that the vegetables cook properly.
- Now comes the fun part. I now serve the matumbo stew while still hot and decorate it with fresh parsley (if desired) and blend it with crunchy bread or rice.
3. Matumbo Curry Recipe
This is another enjoyable recipe if you’re a fan of curries, like me.
I usually create matumbo curry recipes with sweet-smelling spices and creamy coconut milk.
I use a combination of ingredients such as cleaned, sliced matumbo, onion, garlic, tomatoes, coconut milk, curry powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, salt, pepper, oil, and fresh coriander (optional).
- Begin by boiling the matumbo until it gets soft.
- On a separate sufuria, put oil, onion, and pounded garlic. Cook until these ingredients become soft and translucent.
- Add tomatoes, and cook until it’s merged well. Add curry powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, pepper (optional), and salt to taste. Allow the spices to cook for a few minutes to let them bloom.
- Add the matumbo to the flavors and leave for it a few minutes to cook slightly.
- Then pour coconut milk and bring it to simmer for 20-30 minutes.
- To finish, I serve the matumbo curry and sauce it with fresh coriander to add beauty and nutrients. Eating matumbo curry alone is not enjoyable, so I always recommend pairing it with steamed rice or bread.
I hope you and your family will enjoy the above matumbo recipes and be able to nourish your bodies with the essential nutrients I have mentioned.
Try these delicious recipes to delight your taste buds and even to create unforgettable mealtime memories.