Banana with beef tripes/Ndizi Utumbo 2 hours

Story Behind The Recipe

If you love tripes this is an excellent dish, make sure its properly cleaned, ask your butcher to do the cleaning.


  • 500 gms Tripe
  • 10 gms crushed ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cube vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 10 pcs green (cooking) bananas, peeled and cut into 3 inches
  • 1 red onion - medium
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • 1 carrot sliced
  • 1 chilli
  • 250 ml Coconut milk (fresh or canned)
  • Salt


1. In a pan add enough water to cover the tripes, add the ginger, garlic, lemon, vegetable cube, tomato paste and some salt (easy on the salt as the vegetable cube is also salty). Let it boil for an hour or until soft. 2. Once cooked, add bananas into the same pot, onions, green pepper, carrot and coconut milk. Stir to mix all the ingredients, let cook on slow fire for another 30-45 minutes until the sauce has reduced and thickened, season to taste and serve immediately.

Preparation Time 30 min
Number of Servings 4
Dish Types dinner, lunch
Conditions(health check)