Stuffed banana chillies with plantain & mung beans

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 10

Appears in
Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

Two dishes in one! The mung bean curry is wonderful on its own, and even though it contains a lot of chilli, the plantain works as a counter to the heat.

The fire-grilled banana chillies would also go well in a salad, but as a combination it makes for a very tasty dish..


  • 150 g ( oz/ cup) dried green mung beans (moong dhal)


Soak the mung beans in a bowl of water for 2 hours.

Fire-roast the whole banana chillies on an open flame or hot barbecue for about 5–10 minutes, until the skins are black and starting to blister, turning regularly.

Place the grilled chillies in a heatproof bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave to steam for 10 minutes.

Remove the plastic and split the chillies down the