This recipe finds its harmony in the way the bold, bursting flavor of curry interacts with the soft sweetness of bananas and smooth yogurt. The amounts of the different spices in the powder mixture are meant to be guidelines - have fun experimenting with your own intuitive combinations. Serve with basmati rice.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the sunflower oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onions, and cook until the onions have softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the curry powder, cumin, turmeric, salt, sugar, ginger, chili powder, cinnamon, and black pepper. Cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.

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  • Stir in the curry paste and pressed garlic. Cook for about 1 minute. Pour in the tomato sauce and yogurt, and bring to a simmer. Stir in the diced banana, and simmer gently for 3 minutes. Mix in chopped tomatoes, and continuing to simmer 1 minute more. Stir in the coconut flakes just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

416.5 calories; 8.4 g protein; 46.1 g carbohydrates; 2.5 mg cholesterol; 1247.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2009
try adding garam masala and cayenne pepper mmmmm. Super yummy! i used raisins instead of coconut and used a whole banana i served it on top of oatmeal for a slap in the face breakfast. And i made it for one but was able to get 2 servings out of it woot woot! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2009
A pretty decent starting point. I had to halve the recipe because it makes a whole lot (it still made a lot even halved) and used canned tomatoes instead of diced fresh. The end result was hot but not as flavorful as I'd like. I tried to tweak the spices to suit my taste a little more but something seems missing... the idea of a banana curry recipe is good but I'm not quite sure this is the one. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2009
A pretty decent starting point. I had to halve the recipe because it makes a whole lot (it still made a lot even halved) and used canned tomatoes instead of diced fresh. The end result was hot but not as flavorful as I'd like. I tried to tweak the spices to suit my taste a little more but something seems missing... the idea of a banana curry recipe is good but I'm not quite sure this is the one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2009
dis is the shizzle biscuit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2009
try adding garam masala and cayenne pepper mmmmm. Super yummy! i used raisins instead of coconut and used a whole banana i served it on top of oatmeal for a slap in the face breakfast. And i made it for one but was able to get 2 servings out of it woot woot! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2009
Very good! I replaced the yogurt with coconut milk used tomato sauce instead of chopped tomatoes added broccoli and shrimp and halved most of the spices (1/2 cup of curry powder plus 4 teaspoon of turmeric would have been way too much.) It ended up being a great creamy sauce that went wonderfully on red rice. I also took the advice of another review and halved the whole recipe (2 servings instead of 4 ) which was spot on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2016
Half a cup of curry powder is excessive, I think its a mistake in the receipe. I used 1 tablespoon instead. I added chicken and used only half the curry paste and it was still spicy. It was a little bitter because of the ammount of cumin. So I would also recommend half of the ammount in the receipe. Its a very good idea of a receipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2012
Rich and flavorful. Made verbatim. Mild to Medium spice level depending on your personal heat tolerance. I wouldn't sit down and eat a platter of it like a 5-star dish but as a member of a medley family-style dinner it is very good. We originally garnished per the illustration - a banana slice with some coconut. On the second serving we garnished more liberally with bananas (three angled slices per serving)and it made a positive impact. Food for thought... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2013
This is absolutely delicious but it lacks texture. I like my curries over rice so I did the same thing as another reviewer and added a can of coconut milk and served it over some rice. Even then it still needs a little something. Next time I am going to try adding some tofu or chicken for a little more textural interest. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2014
This is phenomenal! I tried it out because of how weird it sounded and am so glad I did. I tasted the sauce pre-banana and was a bit worried but the banana balances everything out beautifully. Also my boyfriend can't have onions but the omission of those did not adversely affect anything. Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2018
Halved the recipe per guidance in the comments. Also didn't add any salt but the spice amounts in this recipe were already a little too much so we went easy on those too. I forgot that I was out of turmeric so that was lame but this still turned out to be delicious. I would definitely do a half-batch unless you have a lot of mouths to feed. Read More