Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 55 mins

From: "The Vegetarian Epicure" by Anna Thomas, first edition 1972. This book was a real find! You may want to add a touch of orange, lemon or lime juice to the mashed banana.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a skillet over low heat.
  2. Lightly crush spices together with a mortar and add to the butter, stir until fragrant.
  3. Stir in bananas and remove from heat.
  4. Stir in the yogurt and transfer to a serving dish.
  5. Chill well in the refrigerator before serving.
Most Helpful

Great spice mix. The mashed bananas made it a bit soupy. Next time I'll just cut up the bananas into chunks.

SarahCKS February 01, 2010

I just smashed banana with my knife. It was really good. I think the balance of spice is the key.

Naomi A. April 06, 2016

Nice raita - but the bananas being mashed did make it rather slimy. Great taste though and mine was hot!!

TealRose April 11, 2011