Moukhbaza (Mashed banana paste)

Moukhbaza is a traditional Sudanese dish from the east. This unique dish combines two wildly different flavors: sweet and spicy.

Moukhbaza is made with mashed ripe bananas and hot peppers. Sudanese cuisines favor this sweet and spicy combination. Sweet, ripe bananas come to life when combined with hot, spicy chilies; your taste buds will be at a loss for words. Nibbling on a sweet treat is a truly delectable experience.

Nonetheless, discovering the perfect balance of sweet and spicy in Sudanese Moukhbaza will delight all of your senses. Dried chili peppers add a variety of flavors to Sudanese cuisine.

How To Make Moukhbaza

The dish is made from mashed ripe bananas, lemon juice, and hot peppers.The hot peppers are toasted in the oven after being cut into tiny pieces.

The bananas are mashed and combined with a teaspoon of lemon juice before being topped with dried hot peppers. Larger banana peppers, on the other hand, can be cut in half lengthwise, baked, cooled, and stuffed with mashed bananas.

Moukhbaza (Mashed banana paste)

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  • 4 large very ripe bananas
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 5 whole fresh hot chili peppers


  • Cut your peppers in tiny slivers so it dries out faster. Place single layer on a baking sheet, and then toast them in a 125-degree oven for about 4 hours.
  • Remove peels and place bananas in a bowl. Use a fork or potato masher to mash the bananas well.
  • For each cup of mashed banana, add one teaspoon of lemon juice to prevent browning.
  • In a large bowl add mashed bananas and top with dried hot peppers.
  • For a prettier presentation cut a banana pepper in half lengthwise, bake for 10 minutes on a 325-degree oven, cool peppers slightly and stuff with mashed bananas and serve.


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Nympha Nzeribe
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