Banana Curry – without the slip ups

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Every now and then I’m allowed to write a new post (and therefore new recipe) about curry. Kat and Hauke keep it under tight control as otherwise every second recipe on the site would be curry.

Who am I kidding? It would be every recipe.

I love curry and this banana curry is no exception. It’s a change from the ‘usual’ ones (although I don’t think there is a true ‘usual’ curry, the possibilities are endless). Although I tend to stay away from sweeter curries, there’s a time and a place for every type of curry. Today is the day for banana curry.

Not only does the cooked banana fit so well to this time of year, but the time-to-taste ratio is off the charts for this one. It’s an incredibly quick curry and really only needs a few minutes – in fact it’s likely that the rice will be the longest cooking item!

The banana barely needs to cook – the cooking time is just to give the cream a chance to infuse with the curry and take on the flavours. It’s very easy and very simple, in fact it’s hard to find something not to like about this curry.

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Going green

Learning to live a ‘green’ life as much as possible has surely got to be a good aim. The same goes for these bananas. Grab them as underripe as you can – the firmer they are, the better they stay together as they cook. They’ll take on plenty of flavour during the cooking process, too.

One quick note – these are still regular bananas, not specialized cooking bananas or anything like that.

Going ghee

I love using ghee to cook and this banana curry gives me the perfect excuse. I would like to make clear that if you don’t have/dont want to use ghee, then olive oil or butter is still excellent in this recipe. Ghee just offers up an extra option.

Ghee is a type of clarified butter, and has several cooking advantages over oil and butter. It has a high smoke point – excellent for frying the cumin at the start of recipe. It’s also lactose-free, which is important to some. In fact, this whole recipe can be made lactose-free by using ghee and swapping the cream for coconut cream.

I also find the taste more intensive than butter and a nice change from cooking with oil. For a full look at the pros and cons of ghee, have a look here. If you’d like to try ghee but are not sure where to start, here’s a shortcut.

Whatever you decide to use to cook your banana curry, you won’t go wrong. It’ll rock.

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Going great

No good curry should be eaten alone. In my humble opinion, rice and poppadoms are the ideal companion to banana curry. Chutney or raita would work too, though I find the creamy sweetness of the recipe not particularly calling out for a dip.

If healthy eating is important to you, we highly recommend swapping out that white rice for brown. The nutritional benefits really are so much greater, and your body will undoubtedly thank you for it. Brown rice has earnt a rep for being less tasty than it’s white counterpart, but if you’re smothering it with something as tasty as banana curry then that’s got to be worth something 😉

And finally – breakfast is served!

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Banana Curry

Make the perfect banana curry with our stress-free and much loved recipe. It’s so easy you can’t go wrong - from pan to plate in minutes!

Course Dinner, Lunch, Mains
Cuisine Indian, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 498 kcal
Author HurryTheFoodUp

Ingredients

  • 4-5 bananas (as green as possible so they stay nice and firm when cooking)
  • 2 tbsp ghee (or oil or butter)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 tbsp water
  • cup cream (⅔ cup = 150g)
  • pinch of salt

Side:

  • we recommend rice and poppadoms

Instructions

  1. Cook rice according to packet instructions.

  2. Peel and slice the bananas about ½ cm thick.

  3. Heat up the oil (or ghee or butter) in a pan, and add the cumin. Let it fry a little.
  4. When the cumin has fried for a couple of minutes, add everything else to the pan and stir gently. That's the ginger, chili powder, cinnamon, water, turmeric. Do it gently so you don't mash the bananas too much.
  5. Cook for about three minutes, then add the cream and salt. Give another stir and let it heat through. Done!

Recipe Notes

We love curry! We have an amazing vegan chickpea curry right here, and a Pakistani-style cauliflower curry over here. If you’re look for something a bit different, there’s a Thai green curry right here.

Nutrition Facts
Banana Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 498 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Potassium 950mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 29g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 28.3%
Vitamin C 25.5%
Calcium 8.6%
Iron 11.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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