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Kondres (Spicy Stewed Plantains) - popular Cameroonian one-pot meal with highly-seasoned spicy stewed plantains, meat and veggies. Exotic, spicy and mouth-watering!
Course Main
Cuisine African
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 -5
Calories 866kcal
Author Imma


  • 2-3 pounds boil meat cup up beef, oxtail, goat meat, chicken, pork
  • 3- 4 pounds unripe or green plantains
  • Njansa – 10
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • ½ cup basil
  • ¼ cup celery leaves
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 2 bebe optional
  • ½ teaspoon country onion optional
  • ½ - 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon bouillon powder or 2 Maggi cubes
  • Salt to taste


  • In Large saucepan boil meat seasoned with salt, and, onions until tender depending on the meat with plenty of water for stock. You can shorten this process in half by using a pressure cooker. Reserve stock
  • Using a sharp knife cut both ends off the plantain. This will make it easy to grab the skin of the plantains. Slit a shallow line down the long seam of the plantain; peel only as deep as the peel. Remove plantain peel by pulling it back
  • Cut the plantains into 2-3 pieces depending on size
  • Chop the tomatoes, onions, green onions and place in a food processor or blender- add njansa, peeled pebe, garlic, basil, parsley, celery with a little bit of water -if using a blender to facilitate blending. Blend until puree.
  • Heat up a large pot with oil, then add the tomatoes mixture, white pepper, curry, and meat with meat stock, bring to a boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Then add plantains, Maggi and/or stock / water (enough to cover the plantains)
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat and let it cook until the plantains is super tender about an hour or more. Add water as necessary to prevent burns.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Serve warm.


Calories: 866kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 727mg | Potassium: 2004mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 4475IU | Vitamin C: 67.7mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 8.2mg