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Ripe Banana Curries- Kela Methi Nu Shaak, Stuffed Banana Curry

For the banana masala mix
  Bananas 2 Large, peeled, cut into thick slices (6 baby bananas may be used)
  Fenugreek leaves 2 Bunch (200 gm), chopeed
  Ginger paste 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Cumin powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For the ripe banana curry
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Green chili paste/Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Optional)
  Juice of lemon 1⁄2 Medium (Optional)
For the stuffed ripe banana curry
  Bananas 3 Large, cut into thick slices, with skin on
  Ground peanuts 3 Tablespoon
  Gram flour 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh cilantro 2 Tablespoon, chopped finely, divided
  Oil 3 Tablespoon (2-3)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (use as needed)

To prepare the ripe banana curry:
1. In a bowl add the sliced bananas, fenugreek leaves, ginger paste, salt, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder. Mix to combine all the ingredients well. Set aside.

2. Take a pot and heat it with a couple of tablespoons of oil, add mustard seeds, when they pop add asafoetida, then add the prepared mix of bananas, stir well.
3. Add green chili paste, garam masala and the juice squeezed from half a lemon. Stir well.

4. Serve warm.

To prepare the stuffed ripe banana curry:
1. Take 2 large bananas, cut off the tips and cut the bananas into 2-inch thick slices. Score the banana slices, from half point downwards, along the length. Set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl add the ground peanuts, gram flour, ginger paste, garlic paste, salt, red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, freshly chopped cilantro, asafoetida, oil, cumin powder and garam masala. Using your hands, mix all the ingredients well.
3. Take the scored banana slices and stuff the filling into each of them and set them aside.

4. Take a pot with some oil, place all the stuffed banana pieces into them and cook them on a medium heat. Add a little water, cover and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes till the banana pieces turn soft.
5. Sprinkle some freshly chopped cilantro and turn off the heat.

6. Serve warm with the naan, roti, paratha or even rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Have you ever tried making ripe banana curry? If no, then you must try this different dish. This curry is mostly made in Gujarati cuisine. It is easy and takes a few minutes to make. You can serve the curry with naan, roti or paratha. Do check out the video for this interesting recipe.

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