Caramelized bananas may use a French cooking technique, but the bananas themselves are a pure South Indian treat. There are about 20 varieties of bananas indigenous to Kerala. As far as we could tell, in our very serious banana connoisseur fact-finding mission, each is tastier than the one before.
Our host at The Turmerica, Ranjini Menon, used a long banana to make this dessert. It was most likely a Ethapazham or Nendra pazham. As these are very hard to find in the rest of the world, a regular old Chiquita banana will do until you can get to Kerala to try these for yourself!