Fried Bananas

Sometime back hubby and I had gone for dinner at my parents home and mum had prepared some boiled bananas that complemented the beef and veggies very well. I had never thought of preparing them like that, with new ideas in mind I purposed to try it out. Fast forward a few weeks later, I get a bunch of unripe bananas from my pal Judy.

This recipe is pretty simple and requires minimal ingredients 🙂 I chose to fry mine instead of boiling so as to add a nice touch to the taste.

secret ingredient
secret ingredient


4 medium sized onions sliced

8 unripe bananas, peeled and washed


salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Serves 3 people

Tip: When peeling the bananas, to avoid the sap from sticking onto your hands, you can either wear a polythene bag as gloves then peel or apply some vegetable oil on your hands. 🙂


In a sufuria, heat the vegetable oil then add the onions.


Patience is required to ensure the onions cook down well, we want them translucent not burned, so do it on low heat. Season with salt and pepper.

Once cooked add the bananas and coat with the onions. Cover for a few minutes to let the flavour of the onions infuse the bananas.



Add some little (emphasis on little) water to get the bananas cooking. As the bananas cook down the water will also evaporate.

Cover and let the bananas cook.


You will know the bananas are done when they flake easily when pierced by a fork.



Serve with your favourite stew and veggies.

Fried bananas, chicken in coconut sauce and creamed spinach
Fried bananas, chicken in coconut sauce and creamed spinach

I served with chicken in coconut sauce and creamed spinach. The recipe for creamed spinach will be up on the blog tomorrow 🙂


This was one delicious meal. I have to say this, I surprised myself.





7 thoughts on “Fried Bananas”

  1. I totally nailed it. no spices though. no nutmeg or pepper. I used green pepper instead. Challenge accepted and Nailed it. 🙂
    ps, we do the same meal with most of these key ingredients, Unripe Bananas, spinach, meat. u just mix them all up absolutely no fat, then let them boil. its nutritious. 🙂

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