Matooke! Matooke!


Meal time is a big event at Malayaka House. With dozens of kids hungry for a delicious meal, the aunties at the house work tirelessly to serve up dishes which are sure to please. Matooke tops the list of favourites.

Dinner time!

Matooke is a plantain which can be steamed, boiled or grilled and can be served mashed or whole. Cooked with fresh tomatoes from the garden, matooke can be a satisfying and nutritious side dish or mid-day snack.

Viola is a matooke master! She loves to come home from school and have a big plate of matooke and meat—with beef being her favourite. She is also a master peeler when it comes to this banana, which is no small feat in itself. The peels are extremely tough and there is a precise method to getting it just right.

Viola the Matooke master!

Volunteers love matooke with groundnut sauce and eggplant. A rich sauce high in protein and purple in color as the skins are left on the groundnut when it is pounded into flour and then boiled into a sauce.  Mmmm…all this talk of matooke is making me hungry!


About Malayaka House

We are the little place in Uganda that takes in children from hopeless situations and gives them shelter, food, medicine, and most importantly – love. We are the little place in Uganda that works with local communities to provide access to education, medicine, job training and sustainable living. We are the little place in Uganda that has reached out to help other local children’s homes with desperately needed food, water, security, electricity by using eco-friendly methods of farming and energy. We started out with one action of love, which has now grown into an entire movement. Please explore this site to learn about our projects, and "La La Salaama Na Malayaka….Sleep with angels."

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