According to the travel and tech website Culture Trip, Sweden has a love for all things bananas, it comes without a surprise they also love bananas on their pizzas.
You might have raise your eyebrow when you first see or hear about this recipe but if you are fond of curry, the sweet and salty flavor is a perfect match for a pizza. It’s wildly popular in Sweden that you’ll find it under “Ordinary or Classic Pizzas” on the menus of pizzerias.
In Sweden you’lln also find variety of pizzas topped with bananas, including Hawaiian pizza, Indiana pizza, and Milano pizza – depending on which part of the country you’re in.
If you crave Vegetarian pizza with a Curry pizza sauce then you shouldn’t look any further than this one.
Pizza is truly a global phenomenon! One reason for its worldwide appeal is that it can be easily adapted to different cultures and tastes. For example, in Italy, pizza typically has a thin crust and simple toppings, whereas in the United States, pizza often has a thicker crust and more elaborate toppings. This adaptability allows for the creation of local and regional specialties that people can enjoy.
Another reason pizza is so beloved around the world is its accessibility and convenience, both in terms of making it at home or ordering it from a local pizzeria or even delivered to your doorstep. It’s a dish that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds, making it a perfect food for any occasion.
Finally, pizza is just delicious! The combination of gooey melted cheese, savory tomato sauce and various toppings creates a flavor explosion in your mouth that is hard to resist. It’s no wonder that pizza has become a beloved food around the world.
Pizza in Sweden
As well as Pizza, in Sweden you’ll find they enjoy Meat stew, soups, pancakes, casseroles, and nearly every Swedish meal year round has Potatoes; even whole Buttered or Sugared Potatoes.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Sweden here.
Banana Curry Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Banana Curry Pizza whether it be in your woodfired oven or your kitchen oven.
Banana Curry Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough of the toppings that you will need for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce are designed for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) pizza flour
- Two tsps salt
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) virgin olive oil
Banana Curry Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Banana Slices
Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) diced or crushed tomatoes
- 1 (6oz/170g) can of tomato paste
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Banana Curry Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You can purchase a premade pizza base at your local shop or make your own dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let the mixture stand for approx. five minutes.
- Add the salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow centre in the flour. Slowly pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using your hands or a mixer, mix the dough until smooth. Pour dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Place dough into lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Sit in a warm place for roughly 30 minutes to an hour, to rise until it doubles in size.
- Fold the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently by hand for around five minutes or until smooth.
- Divide the dough roughly into equal amounts. Roll out pizza bases for the desired size.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
You can either make your own tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local supermarket.
- Mix ingredients in a large bowl.
- Pizza sauce should be reasonably smooth.
- Let sit in the bowl for 5 minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to add to your pizza bases.
- Sauce will last up to 3 days in fridge.
If your sauce is too thick, add a splash of olive oil or water to get the right consistency.
Preparing Banana Curry Pizza
Start by heating your oven to at least 450 degrees.
Spread out your dough on a well floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, flour the peel and create your pizza on it.
Start by spreading the sauce all over the base. This pizza uses Curry Sauce. Spread the Curry Sauce Thinly yet evenly, leaving a margin for the crust.
Add the largest toppings first – typically meat or seafood, then the smaller toppings.
Add cheese last, and sprinkle it all over to help keep the toppings in place when it melts.
This pizza has the following toppings:
- Banana Slices
I find this pizza fantastic on its own, or why not enjoy it with a simple side dish?
Put the Banana Curry pizza in oven, and set alarm for ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open the door and see how cooked pizza is.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
A contentious pizza topping, Pineapples origins comes from the Brazilian rainforests, where in spread across south and Central America. In 1493, when Columbus landed there, the Spaniards called it “Pina” because it looks like a pinecone.
Recent studies have shown that the minerals and vitamins that appear naturally within Pineapple may strengthen your bones and reduce viral and bacterial infections.
When making Banana Curry Pizza, I always recommend that you use whatever kitchen items you have. My basic pizza tools are…
Having a good dough mixer can make all the difference. You don’t want to be manually kneading forever, do you?
Having a nice oil jug to pour olive oil gives you a decadent edge. They don’t cost that much either!
I use quality wooden boards constantly when making pizzas, botth to carry dough balls and to use when slicing baked pizzas.
Bananas are actually a berry, not a fruit. They contain seeds inside the flesh, not on the outside. Even more strange, they don’t grow on trees, but rather on a herb. This is because a typical tree has a wood stem, unlike a banana plant, which is made of fibres.
Bananas are a fantastic source of potassium, many minerals and vitamins, and are often referred to as a superfood. Bananas are the the fourth most-valuable food crop in the world. Unsurprisingly, Americans eat 3 million tons of bananas each year.
Here are a few interesting pizza facts…
Would you try pizza perfume?
Pizza Hut Canada released a limited-edition pizza perfume, back in 2012. The scent was described as ‘freshly baked, hand-tossed dough.’ I love pizza, but no.
Record for most pizzas sliced
The most pizzas sliced in three minutes was achieved by Rory Coughlan-Allen (UK) from Wales, UK, sliced 17 pizzas in three minutes on 1 March 2022.
Celebrate everything cheese pizza
Did you know the US celebrates National Cheese Pizza Day, every 5th of September.
Pizza making FAQ
Hope to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions.
When to put basil on pizza?
Fresh Basil should be placed on top of the pizza after baking, a minute or two after it is taken from the oven. This way, it stays fresh and not burnt.
What is kosher pizza?
In Hebrew, “kosher” means fit or proper. Kosher pizza means fit for consumption by Jewish people. Most dough, sauce, and cheese can be kosher on a pizza.
How to cook pizza in the microwave?
Microwaving pizza gets a bad wrap, however try adding a glass of water when you zap a slice. The water works to help avoid the usual sogginess of microwaved pizza.
Have you made Banana Curry Pizza?
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