Season 1 Episode 17

Hi guys, so this meal is very simple…

Luwombo is a traditional Ugandan stew dish that is made from beef, mushrooms, chicken or fish steamed in banana/plantain leaves. The dish consists of beef or chicken with vegetables like potatoes and carrots, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed to perfection with just the right amount of salt, oil and spices. 


  • ¼ chicken or meat /sauce of your choice
  • 1 medium sized carrot 
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Tomato paste
  • Salt

In a saucepan, sauté the onions and garlic in oil. Add the green pepper and carrot and cook stirring for 10 minutes.

Chop tomatoes roughly and mix with tomato paste and salt then over pan and simmer until tomatoes are cooked.

Add a little water to make a medium-thick sauce. Remove from heat.

Place steamed banana/plantain leaf on a soup plate, making sure the centre of the leaf is in the middle of the plate. Put chicken in the centre of the leaf and carefully pour the sauce to over it, keeping sauce as close around the chicken as possible.

Carefully gather the top and sides of the banana/plantain leaf and tie them securely together with a piece of banana fibre, well above the mixture.

To serve: Put tied Luwombo in a small basket or soup plate, untie, remove leaf covering sauce and neatly fold back leaf starting with the ends.

Serve with greens, starch, staples and fresh orange, mango or passion fruit juice.

You can always freestyle these steps, watch youtube to help your ministry also. No black and white rule to cooking people. Whatever works for your taste bud is just perfect.

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