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banana peel curry

banana peel curry

For sure the idea of a banana peel curry sounds very suprising for a lot of people. But it is a lovely vegetarian dish and you really should try it!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Indian
Servings 2 persons


  • wok


  • 2 banana peels
  • 80 gram walnuts roughly chopped
  • 1 onion yellow
  • 1 red chili pepper
  • 2 cm fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 0,5 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon red curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 300 ml water
  • black pepper
  • salt


  • Start in the morning and keeps the peels of two bananas aside. Put them in a bowl with water and add some turmeric (1/4 tablespoon). Let them soak at least 1 hour, but you can leave them there also for the rest of the day.
  • Peel the onion and cut it into slices.
  • Chop the ginger into fine pieces.
  • Halve the red chili pepper and remove the seeds. Then also slice it into fine pieces.
  • Take the banana peels out of the water. Remove the wooden parts and cut them into fine slices of app. 3 cm long.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a wok. Then add the onions, ginger and chili pepper. Bake them for a few minutes and then add the spices: red curry paste, the rest of the turmeric powder, the mustard, the cumin powder, some pepper and salt.
  • Then add the banana slices and the roughly chopped walnuts and bake for a few minutes while constantly stirring.
  • Pour in the water and let it simmer for 15 minutes, until you have a smooth curry paste. Taste and season with extra salt or pepper if needed.
  • Serve this delicious curry hot with some basmati rice.


A good advice: don't throw away the water in which you soaked the banana peels. They are a perfect fertilizer for your plants.
Keyword banana, banana peels, curry, vegan, vegetarian, walnuts