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Banana Peel Chutney

Christine Tizzard
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Condiments
Servings 1 cup


  • 2 banana peels Peels (stems removed) from 2 bananas, diced
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup diced onion, red
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch knob ginger, finely chopped or grated
  • 1/2 cup diced bell poppers
  • 1/2 chili pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 inch square tamarind paste, seeds removed
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice

optional add ins:

  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom


  • In a pot, simmer the peels in boiling salted water for 1-2 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
  • In a small saucepot over medium heat, add the oil and mustard seeds and sauté until the seeds are popping, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the onion, garlic, ginger, peppers, chili, tamarind paste, salt, pepper, and any other optional add-ins. Sauté for a few more minutes until everything is softened.
  • Add the orange juice, cinnamon, allspice, and banana peels and simmer for about 5 minutes or until everything is thickened and saucy. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  • Keep chunky or blend in a food processor or blender for a smoother consistency
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