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Black Banana Bread

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, December 27, 2010, In : Thailand 

Some batches of this bread are as dark and as sticky and sweet as molasses. It's a great banana bread to make.

  • 6 Thai black bananas (or 3 large blck bananas)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp. baking soda
  • dash salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup cooking oil
  • 1½ cup flour
  • ½ cup buttermilk (if you don't have access to butter-milk then mix some yoghurt with water to a light creamy consistency)

  1. Line two loaf pans with tin foil and heat oven to 135ºC (275F).
  2. In a large mixing bowl mash the bananas with the sugar and ...

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Lao Kao Tom (Sweet Sticky Rice)

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, November 21, 2010, In : Laos 

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Foods of this kind abound in most of the countries in the region. The origins get murky unless there is some original documentation or historical trail to follow. Sometimes it can be the name but in most cases the names have been changed to the vernacular. Ingredients don't prove the origin. In Thailand this food is called Khao Tom Mud (ข้าวต้มมัด) and is identical in presentation to the Lao version.

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Mochar (Banana Flower) Ghanto

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, October 24, 2010, In : Bangladesh 

  • 1 Banana Flower
  • 1 cup raw ground coconut (available frozen section of Asian grocery stores)
  • 1 cup milk
  • Spice mix  – Ground together seeds from 3  green cardamom pods, 5 cloves and a 2.5 cm (1 in) piece of Ceylon “True” cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp mustard oil
  • 3 (Indian) Bay leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp garlic-ginger paste
  • 1 potato, skinned and chopped in 1 cm blocks
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves for garnish

  1. Peel the purple layers of t...

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Green Banana Curry

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, In : Bangladesh 

2 potatoes, peeled, cubed and cooked 15 minutes
4 green bananas, peeled and sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp turmeric
2 green chillies, chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
6 cardamom pods, split open and use seed
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
2 Tbsp lemon juice
Bring some water to the boil with the turmeric. Cook the banana slices 3 minutes in this water.
Fry the onions and the chillies 3 minutes,
Add the bananas and the potatoes and stir fry 3 minutes more. Stir in the cumin, cardamom, cinnam...
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Street Vendor Style Grilled Thai Bananas (แม่ค้ากล้วยย่าง)

Posted by Kroocrew on Saturday, June 26, 2010, In : Thailand 

There are many varieties of bananas available in Thailand and a number of ways of grilling them. Some appear seasonally others are apparent all the year.  Bananas for grilling are often selected from small firm under-ripe fruit.

  • Selection of bananas intended to grill.
  • Bamboo skewers soaked in clean water for 30 minutes prior to cooking the bananas. (This simply reduces the scorching/burning of the skewer during grilling.)
  • Dipping sauce.(options)

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Unnakaya (Banana Flambe Fritters)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, February 16, 2010, In : India 

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  • 1 Kerala banana
  • 1 tablespoon grated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 g kismis (sultanas)
  • 2 g cashew nuts
  • 10 ml ghee
  • Ghee  for frying
  • mango slices


  1. Steam the banana till tender. Mash it to a fine paste.
  2. Heat frying pan. Add ghee, cashew nut, kismis, grated coconut and sugar.
  3. Sauté on a low heat till it turns slightly brown. Keep aside.
  4. Take a little of the banana paste in the palm, flatten it, stuff it with grated coconut mixture and roll into elongated shape , then deep fry in ghee. ...

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