From waste to taste: Banana peel curry

 

From waste to taste: Banana peel curry

 

From waste to taste

The highest percentage of food wasted, takes place in the consumer’s households. First of all, it’s difficult to estimate the size of the portions and we are tempted to by more than we need due to discounts such as ‘buy 1, get 1 for free’. Secondly, we often confuse ‘expired’ and ‘best before’ and therefore misread due dates on packaging. Finally, we should be more informed about what to do with residues in our kitchen, such as banana peels, broccoli stems, etc.

Wonky tackles the food waste problem by turning rescued vegetables into dips and humus. Moreover, Wonky wants to inspire with tips & tricks on how to prevent food waste. Therefore we offer some recipes based on the residues of fruit, such as apple peels, strawberry tops, banana peels, etc. Get everything out of your purchases, FROM WASTE TO TASTE! Today: banana peel curry. ENJOY!

Recipe for banana peel curry

Banana peel is the perfect basis for lots of different recipes. One of them is Kaya Tholi Thoran, a delicious Indian stir-fry, often served as side dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 banana peels
  • salt
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 green chilies
  • 6 shallots
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • ½ cup of grated coconut
  • ½ teaspoon of crushed cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon of mustard seeds
  • a handful of curry leaves

Preparation

  1. Take the banana peels and cut them into small pieces. Boil them with the turmeric powder and salt until the pieces of banana peel turn soft.
  2. When ready, pour off the water and put the pieces of banana peel into the stir-fry pan with some olive oil.
  3. Add some extra turmeric and the mustard seeds, curry leaver, grated coconut, green chilies, garlic cloves and crushed cumin seeds.
  4. Stir-fry and serve with urad dal or other legumes, such as lentils.
 Kaya Tholi Thoran is made with banana peels and lots of Indian herbs.

Kaya Tholi Thoran is made with banana peels and lots of Indian herbs.

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