Bananas too ripe to eat?

Often times, the two of us cant finish up the bananas we buy before they get too ripe and sweet and no one wants to eat them. I am not into baking much, and dont see the point of making banana nut bread that often - too many calories, too much white bleached flour...

So here's my quick fix, "Banana sabji" to have with roti and daal. You'll either love it or hate it. Its a very common preparation in my dad's ancesteral home in Madhya Pradesh.

For 3 bananas:
-few fresh curry leaves
-1 to 2 chopped green chilly
-2 to 3 tbsp oil
-1 tsp mustard seeds
-1 and 1/2 tbsp kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
-1 tsp turmeric
-1/2 tsp red chilly pwd
-pinch of asafoetida
-salt to taste

Heat the oil, add the mustard seeds, after they sputter, add the green chilly, asafotida, curry leaves, turmeric, red chilly pwd, kasuri methi, mix everything for a few seconds, now add the diced banana, salt, and give everything a gentle stir to avoid mashing the bananas. Lid the pot, lower the flame and go away for 7-8mins and its done - a yummy sweet and spicy stew.

I served it white urad daal, roti and salad - true comfort food for me.


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