Banana Curry Recipe

About: A uncommon take on a Indian traditional dish, Banana Curry takes the classic curry ingredients mixed with sweet notes from the banana. Curry is used in variety of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Thai, and other Southeast Asian dishes. The common features of a curry medley are a incorporation of complex combinations of spices/herbs that include fresh or dried hot chilies. The mixture of curry spice with the sweetness of the banana will balance out the piquancy and spices.

Recipe Info

Restaurant: Bombay | San Diego

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 8 hour(s)
Cuisine: Indian
Meal Type: Dinner
Main Ingredient: bananas
Dish Type: Side Dish
Cooking Method: Sauté
Season/Occasion: Any Occasion
Dificulty: Moderate
Vegetarian: Yes


Banana Curry


1.     Heat oil on a large non-stick pan over low heat

2.     Add cumin and mustard seeds. Let them crackle for 5 seconds

3.     Add onions and tomato to the pan and sauté for 3 minutes

4.     Add salt, chillies and spices. Cook for about 3 minutes

5.     Add water and let the sauce thicken over medium heat.

6.     Add bananas and cook for 2 minutes on medium heat.

7.     Stir in cilantro and serve on a bed of steamed basmati rice.

Banana Curry Note:

Make a lenghtwise slit and cut each banana in three parts.

1 bunch of washed and dried cilantro 


2 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1/2 tsp. whole cumin 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds 1 thinly sliced onion 1 each tomato cut in 12 wedges 1 each sliced green chili 1/2 C. water 3 each unpeeled yellow bananas 1 bunch(es) cilantro, diced


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