Plantains with meat. Ndizi is the Swahili word for plantains. Nyama is the Swahili word for meat. This recipe can be either Ndizi na Nyama (plantains with meat) or Nyama na Ndizi (meat with plantains) depending on what's in the pantry. Make the dish without any meat and you will have a Mchuzi wa Ndizi (plantain curry).
- 1 cup water
- 1 pound of beef, cut into bite-sized cubes (thin cut)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 4 plantains, peeled and sliced
- In a pot or pan, bring one cup of water to a boil.
- Add the meat, salt, black pepper, curry powder, and red pepper. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer. (20 minutes)
- While meat is simmering: heat oil in a separate pan.
- Fry the onions in the oil until golden brown.
- Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and cook for ten minutes or until tomatoes are soft. Reduce heat.
- Add coconut milk and oregano. Cover and simmer. (10-15 minutes)
- Add sliced plantains to meat.
- Cook for ten minutes or until meat is done and plantains are tender.
- Combine the onion-tomato-coconut mixture with the meat and plantains. Stir for ten minutes.
- Adjust seasoning to taste and plate meal.