Tasty Matumbo Stew

Tasty Matumbo Stew

The spiciness makes this dish come alive and a little goes a long way

  • Recipe serves:6
  • Preparation time10 min
  • Cooking time10 min


  • 1kg Matumbo (Washed)
  • 1 Onion(Sliced)
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves(Sliced)
  • 30ml Oil
  • 1 Green,1 Yellow,1 Red Coloured Peppers-(Sliced)
  • 2 Large Tomatoes(Chopped)
  • Robertsons thyme
  • 2 Tbsp Royco


  • Cook the matumbo whole for about 3 hours or until soft to your liking by simmering in water.
  • When cooked, cool the matumbo and cut into your desired shape and size. It’s easier to cut them to a uniform size when cooked whole.
  • In a suitable sufuria, fry the onion and garlic until slightly brown.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until soft adding little water if the mixture starts sticking to the surface.
  • Add the knorr beef cubes and allow to melt for a few seconds before mixing into the tomato mix.
  • Add the peppers and cook for 1 minute, then the cooked matumbo which you should also mix into the mixture.
  • Add hot water and allow to simmer the food for 3 minutes.
  • Dissolve the royco in cold water before pouring into the simmering stew. Cook for a further 2 minutes to allow the gravy to thicken.
  • Serve hot with rice or ugali with a side of greens.