Matooke is usually harvested green, carefully peeled and then cooked and often mashed or pounded into a meal. In Uganda and Rwanda (where matooke is a national dish for both countries), matooke is steam-cooked, and the mashed meal. The Baganda a tribe in Uganda pride themselves in making the best matoke dishes.
It is one of Uganda’s best food delicacies. It is simple to make, cheap yet satisfying. It is a combination of fried eggs and vegetables (raw or cooked like cabbages, tomatoes, onions) rolled or wrapped within a chapatti hence highly nutritious with proteins and fiber.
The Bakonzo are found in Kasese District Rwenzori sub region of the western Uganda and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Kasese district boarders with DRC on the West and South, Bushenyi district on south west then Kabarole district in the Northern ends.
The “Konzo” ethnic group is the large majority among the other groups in Kasese district which has got over 14 tribes speaking different languages.
Other tribes ion this region include the Baongora, Banyabindi, Bakingwe, Batooro, Bagabo,Banyaruguru, Banyabutumbi, Banyagwaki and Bakiga among others.