Banana curry might sound a little strange, but it's delicious. Thick banana slices are sauteed with coconut oil until extra sweet and caramelized. They're cooked with your favorite curry spices, cauliflower, sweet potato, and chickpeas for a healthy and filling vegetarian curry.

Complete the meal with some perfect basmati rice or cauliflower rice. And if you love vegetarian curry recipes, also try our creamy coconut korma!

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Banana Curry

Some banana curry recipes are made with only bananas. We've tried it that way and honestly, we didn't like the all banana version. It was WAY too overwhelming. Which is why we created this recipe.

The bananas add a beautiful sweetness to this creamy curry, but the banana flavor is just a hint. It's there, but in the background.

The sweetness of the bananas works really well with creamy coconut milk and curry flavors. And the cauliflower, sweet potatoes, and chickpeas are just the thing to mellow out the banana and bring it all together.

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How long does banana curry keep

This curry will keep well for at least 5 days in your fridge. Like most curry recipes, this one gets better after a day or two.

Reheat it gently on the stovetop or in a microwave before serving.

What to serve with banana curry

All that you need to make this a complete meal is some basmati rice or cauliflower rice. Some naan bread is also delicious!

Can I use different veggies?

Yes! You can use any veggies that you love or have in your fridge. You'll want to use about 6 cups of chopped veggies.

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BEST Banana Curry Recipe

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Banana curry might sound a little strange, but it's delicious. Thick banana slices are sauteed with coconut oil until extra sweet and caramelized. They're cooked with your favorite curry spices, cauliflower, sweet potato, and chickpeas for a healthy and filling vegetarian curry. 


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
  • 4 ripe bananas, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 2-inch piece of ginger, chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 cups chopped cauliflower
  • 1 medium sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 19-ounce can chickpeas
  • Cilantro, to serve

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil over medium-high heat in a large, nonstick pan. Add the bananas, cut sides facing down. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until they are well browned. Flip them over and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove them from the pan.
  2. Add the remaining tablespoon of coconut oil, the onion, garlic, and ginger to the pan. Cook until the onion is translucent, about 3 minutes.
  3. Transfer the onion mix to your blender. Add ½ cup of the cooked bananas, the coconut milk, curry powder, and salt and blend on high speed until smooth.
  4. Pour the sauce into a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the cauliflower, sweet potato, and chickpeas and bring the curry to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Stir the remaining caramelized bananas into the sauce then serve with cilantro sprinkled on top.

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