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Black Pepper Bananas with Palm Sugar and Porridge

Introduction

This is a lovely and unusual way to serve bananas, which my dad used to make for me with golden syrup. In South India this recipe is known as chenda muriyan, and you’d use jaggery, a lovely caramel-like palm sugar, along with freshly ground black pepper and just a hint of ginger for warmth. But you can use brown sugar, or indeed golden syrup as alternatives. Use bananas which are only just turning ripe from green, as that’ll give the best texture to the finished dish. I like to serve this with porridge.

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Ingredients

For the bananas:
jaggery or soft dark brown sugar
water
sea salt flakes
ground ginger
black peppercorns, ground
butter
large just-underripe bananas, cut into 1cm slices
For the porridge:
rolled oats (not the large steel-cut kind)
your choice of milk, plus extra to taste

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From the book: India Express: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Every Day

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