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Mashed Green Banana Curry | Green Banana cooked in Coconut-Lemongrass-Ginger Gravy

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Mashed Green Banana Curry

Serves: 2

Ingredients : (Visit English – Tamil – Hindi translation/ஆங்கிலம்-தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்பு)

  • Mashed Green Banana/Plantain – 1 cup (Peeled , steamed until mushy & then mashed)
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – few
  • Finely chopped cilantro – 1 tbsp

Masala Paste:

  • Coriander seeds – 2 tsp (dry roasted)
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp (dry roasted)
  • Ajwain – a pinch (dry roasted)
  • Fresh shredded coconut – 3 tbsp
  • Chopped Lemongrass – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh ginger – 3 “piece
  • Asafoetida – a pinch

Get Started

  • In a pan, add mashed plantain, masala paste, salt, 2 cups of water and mix well.
  • Let it cook covered on low-medium flame for 5 minutes.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds. Let the seeds pop and then add curry leaves.
  • Saute for few seconds and add it to the curry.
  • Garnish it with finely chopped cilantro.

Yummy Curry is ready! Serve warm with plain Basmati rice – Rasam combo.


  • This dish is quite heavy. Hence I would suggest having it only occasionally.
  • Green banana/Plantain aggravates Vata. Coconut aggravates Kapha.
  • This recipe is best for Pitta but should be eaten only occasionally to avoid Vata/Kapha imbalance.
  • Lemongrass, ginger and other spices helps to digest better.
  • Have it only during lunch when the digestion is at the peek.

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