East African Gastronomy: Ndizi Tamu Ya Kulipua kwa Moto (Bananas Flambe)

Ndizi Tamu Ya Kulipua kwa Moto

Sweet Yellow Ripe Plantain

Bananas Flambe

Bananowe Płomienie

Recipe courtesy of Anif Jivraj

Preparation : 15 Minutes
Cooking : 20 Minutes
Total : 35 min

Yield : 4 Servings
Level: Moderate/Expert
Ingredients :
3 Ripe Yellow Plantains
1 Tbsp Coconut Powder / 1/4 cup Milk
2 Tbsp brown sugar
few strands of Saffron
3 to 4 Pods of Cardamom
(remove seeds from inside and crush it)
1/4 Tsp of Nutmeg powder
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp of Brandy ( For Flambe )
Directions :
Slice each large or medium size banana/plantains in 3 lengthwise.
Heat a saucepan and add butter & sugar until almost caramelized.
Add bananas and pour over diluted coconut milk not more than 1/2 cup. Cook on low medium heat for 10 to 15 Minutes at the same time adding all the spices over.
Remove your saucepan from the heat and put aside, pour 1 shot of Brandy on the side of the hot pan and Flambe, and shake and swirl around your pan with the flame on and put back on the heat to continue cooking for about 5 minutes.
serve with Vanilla Icecream and topping syrup of your choice optional.

Comments :

Flambe means to ignite food that has alcohol.

Use extreme caution when igniting alcohol. Remove the pan from the heat source before adding the alcohol. Pour the alcohol into the pan and carefully ignite with a match or click lighter. Return the pan to the heat and gently swirl to reduce the flames. keep away the bottle of Alcohol from the stove. And before you Flambe ‘LIPUA’ make sure the hood fan of your stove is turned off accidentally can draw flame up.

Inspiration : 
Ndizi is Banana in Swahili
Inspired by East African popular Dessert: Ndizi  yaku Paka using yellow cooking banana ( Plantain) mixed with coconut milk. Other swahili names FOR PLANTAIN are  Ngonja and Ndizi Mzuzu. This type of plantain are yellow in color and are ridged compared to eating bananas.
Flambe in French means Flame they use regular banana, Butter and Brandy to Flambe and we African use Yellow Plantain and Coconut Cream with Spices and I made infusion of both to make
Ndizi Tamu Ya Kulipua kwa Moto

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