Here is a short story of one of my favourite foods.

Ma: Kids, today I’m making matumbo (tripe). Who wants?

Child 1. let’s call her HER ROYAL HIGHNESS or HRH in short.

Child 2. Let’s call him MY HEARTBEAT.

The story continues…..

HRH: Nope. I hate matumbo.

MY HEARTBEAT : the distasteful look in his eyes tells it all

Ma: a happy dance in my β™₯

The end 😘


Half a kilo of matumbo

4 onions

2 large tomatoes

1 tablespoon tomato paste

Ginger and garlic paste

1 tspn curry powder

1 tspn turmeric powder

1 tspn chilli flakes

Salt to taste. I used rock salt.

1 Green bell pepper

A pinch of cumin seeds.

Juice of 1 medium sized lemon or lime

  1. Wash tripe thoroughly under running water for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Cut to size and bring to boil for an hour or until tender. If using a jiko, it will take probably 30-45 minutes. I boiled mine 2 days earlier and placed in the fridge.
  3. Chop up your onions, tomatoes and bell pepper, prepare the ginger & garlic paste and squeeze juice from the lime/lemon and set aside.
  4. Once the tripe is boiled to tender, remove from heat and place it aside. Check for tenderness by piercing a fork or a skewer through a piece. If it can’t go through midway, it is not ready.πŸ˜’
  5. In your cooking pan, heat oil on high heat.
  6. Add your cumin. Add onions after the cumin have started to change color or are popping in the oil.
  7. Fry onions and caramelise them before adding ginger & garlic paste, bell peppers, chilli flakes, tomato aste, curry powder and turmeric powder.
  8. Fry and allow the flavors to combine.
  9. Add your tripe and mix well.
  10. Let it fry for 5 – 7 minutes.
  11. Add tomatoes, mix it well and reduce heat to medium. Cover and let the tomatoes to blend in completely. Keep checking every 4 minutes.
  12. Once the tomatoes are well blended, add in the juice of your lime/lemon and mix.
  13. Cover and let is simmer for 5 minutes.
  14. Serve with ugali, rice or chapati.

NB. If interested in cooking lessons of any items in the blog so far, let me know in the comment section below.

Hugs & kisses πŸ’•πŸ’•

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Published by nafulalusimba

I love words written in beautiful prose. I am a woman who is in love with Jesus and loves to cook. I am a bride in boots.

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