How to make delicious green banana curry (serves 4)

Green banana curry
Green banana curry
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Five green (under-ripe) Fairtrade bananas, peeled.

2-3tbsp vegetable oil.

One onion, finely sliced.

1tbsp curry paste, such as tikka.

400ml coconut milk.

Salt and freshly-ground Fairtrade black pepper.

3tbsp chopped fresh coriander to garnish.


Slice the banana into 2.5cm slices. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and fry the banana slices, until slightly browned on each side.

Set the fried bananas aside on a plate lined with kitchen paper. Add the onion to the pan and cook it for 10 minutes until soft, stirring occasionally.

Return the banana slices to the pan and stir in the curry paste.

Add half the coconut milk and stir well. Cook for 10 minutes over a low heat, then add the seasoning.

Pour in the remaining coconut milk and let the mixture simmer until it thickens and the bananas break down a little.

Garnish with coriander and serve immediately with cooked Fairtrade basmati rice.

Tip: You could also garnish this with wedges of Fairtrade lime.