• Common name: Banana (Eating) / Fruit
  • Scientific name:
  • CHamoru: chotda, aga
  • Filipino: saging
  • Chuukese:

Flavor profile: sweet, starchy

Best used as: fresh, cooked (steamed / fried)


Cooked Green Banana in coconut milk

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes Ready In: 45 Minutes
Yields: 6 servings


(13.5 ounce) cans coconut milk
6 small unripe or green cooking bananas
1 large onion chopped

  • Combine the coconut milk and onion in a bowl; set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium heat.
  • Boil the bananas in their skin for 30 to 40 minutes; drain.
  • Run the bananas under cold water until they are cool enough to handle.
  • Remove the bananas whole from their skins.
  • Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Place the bananas in the pan.
  • Pour the coconut milk mixture over the bananas.
  • Cook until the coconut milk is foamy.
  • Allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.


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