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Banana Soup recipe!

A traditional dish originated from the foothills of Kilimanjaro from the Chagga people. Banana soup is known to many as Mtori.

You might have come across our famous banana soup at our camps and would like to make one at home. Here is a recipe for making a banana soup nonvegetarian version.


1 kg of beef pieces with bones

Plantain bananas (matoke / Bukoba or Mshale) 8pcs

One large potato

One large onion, one large bell pepper, and 1 Carrot

Margarine 3 tablespoon

Salt to taste

Direction on how to mix the recipe

  • Put pieces in a pot of water (enough to cover the meat, but do not overfill). Boil until cooked, preferably 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the meat from the pot and leave just broth made from the meat.
  • Peel and chop bananas into pieces and wash them well.
  • Wash and peel onions, carrots, and bell peppers into small cubes.
  • Put the banana in a sauce pan, and salt, sprinkle onions, carrot, and bell paper.
  • Boil until the bananas are tender; regularly check and stir the bananas until tender enough.
  • Remove the boiled bananas  + other vegetables from the heat, crush or blend while adding the meat broth to soften it.
  • Add margarine while crushing the banana, and add more broth until desired consistency.
  • The banana soup is ready!

Locals serve this soup with chapati (local pancake) bread.

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