Green Banana Curry

Due to Gurdeep’s repeated admonitions, here’s a vegetarian recipe. You’ll need

  • Green Bananas
  • Curry Leaves
  • Coconut Milk
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Green Chillies – sliced lengthwise in half
  • Finely sliced onions
  • Pinch of garam masala
  • Salt to taste

Phase 1:
Peel the green bananas. You’ll need to lightly oil your hands and the knife you’re using. When done, Cut in half lengthwise and then again. Proceed to chop into 1.5 – 2 inch pieces. These should be about 1cm wide. Sprinkle with salt and turmeric powder. Store for about 20 minutes. Deep fry. Remove when hard to feel and crisp to eat, but not brown.

Phase 2:
Heat some oil, add the onions, curry leaves, garam masala and green chillies. Sauté till the onions are soft. Pour in the coconut milk. Bring to a medium boil while stirring. Put in the bananas fried in phase 1. Keep stirring till the curry is a soft yellow color and the bananas soft, but not mushy. Keep at it too long, and you’ll end up with banana and coconut pudding!

Serve hot with plain boiled rice, preferably the short grained, sticky variety.


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