Quick Recipe: Fairtrade green banana curry

Serves 45 green (under-ripe) Fairtrade bananas, peeled, 2-3tbsp vegetable oil, 1 onion, finely sliced, 1tbsp curry paste, such as tikka, 400ml coconut milk, salt and freshly-ground Fairtrade black pepper, 3tbsp chopped fresh coriander to garnish

Slice the banana into 2.5cm slices. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and fry the banana slices, until slightly browned on each side.

Put the fried bananas on a plate lined with kitchen paper. Add the onion to the pan and cook it for 10 minutes until soft, stirring occasionally.

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Return the banana slices to the pan and stir in the curry paste. Add half the coconut milk and stir well.

Cook for 10 minutes over a low heat, then add the seasoning.

Pour in the remaining coconut milk and let the mixture simmer until it thickens and the bananas break down a little.

Garnish with coriander and serve immediately with cooked Fairtrade basmati rice.

• Fairtrade Fortnight runs until March 13. Last year, 12,000 events took place across the country. To find out more about this year’s events, visit www.fairtrade.org.uk

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