Apparently Greens of the Stone Age let their website expire, so I'm glad I typed this one out ahead of time so I didn't lose the opportunity to cook with banana skins again.
Slightly Modified a Recipe by Greens of the Stone Age | Serves: 2 | Time: ~45 mim
Ingredients The skins of 4 large #bananas, washed and soaked in a bowl of water with ¼ tsp turmeric
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp turmeric
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp yellow mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 small onion, diced
10 curry leaves
1 red chilli, finely sliced
¼ cup shredded coconut
2 tbsp to ¼ cup fresh water
Splash of lime juice
4 tbsp cilantro, roughly chopped
Instructions Start by thoroughly washing your banana skins removing the woody stalks. Fill a bowl with water and ¼ tsp of ground turmeric and soak your banana skins for 30 minutes to help preventing the from darkening and to soften them a little.
Remove your banana skins from the water and slice off any large blackened, dark spots from the peels if there are any. Either finely slice your banana skins or roughly chop them.
While peels are soaking... In a pestle and mortar grind your garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, salt, and ground turmeric into a paste.
Next add your coconut oil to a frying pan or cast iron skillet and then add yellow mustard seeds, and cumin seeds. Cook on a low-medium heat until the seeds begin crackle and jump around the pan. Add your chopped onion, spice paste, and curry leaves. Sauté for 1-2 minutes before adding your banana peels, sliced red chilli, and desiccated coconut.
Add 2 tbsp of water and reduce to a low heat. Cook until the banana peels are soft but tender to the bite and the moisture has dried from the pan. If you prefer a more moist curry then you may prefer to add ¼ of a cup of water when cooking.
Add a splash of lime juice and serve with a garnish of fresh cilantro. Serve with rice or naan. I had pitas on hand, so I used those instead of running out for naan.
What I ate and drank today
72 oz of water
1 bowl of Special K with cashew milk
1 cheese, spinach and mustard sandwich
1 cup cherry tomatoes
2 Brazil nuts
Banana peel curry
~4.75 miles of walking