Beef stew or Goat stew – it comes out as ‘soupy’ instead of thickened and gravy one. The meat comes out tender and moist, tomatoes and onions has been melt into a liquid completely. Serve with a Posho (Ugandan cornmeal porridge) or Matooke (Mashed banana). Hope you like it, too.
Posho is a semi-hard cornmeal porridge that is the traditional basic dish in Uganda. and it is served as an accompaniment to meat, fish or vegetable stews. It is similar dish as Ugali in Tanzania, Shima in Mozambique, Pap in South Africa and Namibia. To eat Posho, pull off a small ball of mush with one’s fingers and use it to scoop up stews.
Katogo is real Ugandan food. It means “one plate meal”, so that we can eat different meal day by day. I ate a plate with Mucheli (plane rice), Nyama (meat stew), Nakati (sauteed spinach) and Matoke (boiled banana (non sweet one)). It is often served as breakfast and very cheap.
Banana is the national crop in Uganda. Ugandan diet, as is often the case with tropical country, is composed of banana in many ways.
‘Nyama’ is a Kiswahili term for meat, ‘ya’ is of, and ‘mbuzi’ is goat. Skewered grill meat like Kebabs are very popular street food and often sold through the bus window.
Banana dishes are the ‘King’ of all foods in Uganda. Green bananas are actually not sweet, so that people love them as staple meal. Matoke is boiled and mashed green bananas and accompanied with other meals such as stews.