Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 8 mins

I don't recall where I got this recipe. It is a favorite in my home plus I make it for my consumers (at work) with very ripe bananas and no sugar so it's okay for the diabetics. All the amounts are varied depending on what you have and what you want. Use green bananas for a more savory side dish. Or use greener bananas and more brown sugar for a sweet treat. Very ripe bananas don't need much cooking nor much brown sugar. This is good as a side dish, over ice cream, on pancakes, under whipped cream, with basmati rice, let your imagination wander....enjoy! You could even vary the size of banana pieces to suit your recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In heavy skillet, such as cast iron, melt butter over medium to medium high heat.
  2. Add bananas cut or broken into 2" pieces.
  3. Cook 2 to 4 minutes.
  4. Carefully turn.
  5. Sprinkle with brown sugar and curry powder.
  6. Cook 2 to 4 minutes.
  7. The bananas should be soft and warmed through, and there should be a sauce in the bottom.
  8. **Don't overcrowd the pan; you need to be able to turn the banana pieces without mashing them.**.


Most Helpful

Incredibly Yummy!! The curry, butter and brown sugar created an incredible glaze that was the perfect balance to the rich creamy banana. Mine turned out having a crisp dark gold exterior that when cut into revealed a beautiful creamy interior. I used real butter and bananas that had just turned yellow, rip but not too ripe. Made a great side to the crispy veggies of an Asian flavored meal, I am already looking forward to trying cookgir's suggestion of serving for breakfast with yogurt and maybe a little sprinkled coconut. This is going straight into my best of 2013 book, thanks so very much for the post.

Debbwl January 27, 2013

What a delicious breakfast I had this morning! I spooned Nancy's whole milk yogurt around the banana slices, added a garnish of coarsely chopped hazelnuts; a sprinkle of lime zest I used a non-stick pan to cook the bananas. Plantains would work for this recipe as well. Reviewed for Veg Tag/November.

COOKGIRl November 26, 2012

Yum, these are great! I had a pretty ripe banana, so I followed the direction to adjust sugar accordingly. I used our favorite curry powder, which has a little kick to it, so that was a nice touch on the sweet bananas. I love how the outside texture got a little almost crispy. Very nice. Thanks for sharing! Veggie Swap 52

Starrynews November 18, 2012

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