Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Recipes - Meenu's Banana Curry

Servings: 4
Recipe courtesy of Meenakshi (Meenu) Jain - Udaipur, India


2 tbsp Peanut oil
1/2 tsp Whole Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp Whole Mustard Seeds
4 Ripe Bananas
1/4 Cup Plain Unsweetened Yoghurt
1/5 Cup Water
Curry Spices:
     1 tbsp Ground Coriander Seeds
     3/4 tbsp Chilli Powder
     3/4 tbsp Salt (to taste)
     1/2 tbsp Turmeric
     1/4 tbsp Garam Masala (Ingredients provided below)
Dried Mint (Optional)
Shaved Coconut (Optional)

Heat 2 tbsp peant oil in a saute pan. Add Cumin Seeds and Mustard Seeds and fry for 30s until fragrant. Cut banana into bite size pieces and add to pan. Toss in oil for 30s. Add yoghurt to the pan. Mix curry spices with water and add to pan. Stir to ensure that all the banana is coated in the curry. Simmer on low heat until gravy thickens (about 2 mins). Garnish with dried mint and shaved coconut. Serve.

To adjust spicyness of this dish, adjust quantity of chilli powder and garang masala accordingly.

Garam Masala:

50g Dry Gound Ginger
25g Ground Black Cardamon
10g Finely Ground Black Pepper
10g Ground Cloves
10g Ground Cinnamon


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