Spicy Banana Curry


This banana curry 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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • cup sunflower seed oil

  • 2 onions, diced

  • ½ cup curry powder

  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground cumin

  • 4 teaspoons ground turmeric

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 4 teaspoons curry paste

  • 8 cloves garlic, pressed

  • 1 (10 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • cup plain yogurt

  • 2 bananas, diced

  • 3 tomatoes, chopped

  • ¼ cup flaked coconut


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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

417 Calories
26g Fat
46g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 417
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 1247mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 12g 41%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 31mg 155%
Calcium 220mg 17%
Iron 8mg 46%
Potassium 1226mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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