Raw Banana Koftas | How to make Raw Banana Koftas

By Archana Bhargava  |  18th Apr 2016  |  
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Raw Banana Koftasby Archana Bhargava
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About Raw Banana Koftas Recipe

A simple dish to make during the fasting season.

Raw Banana Koftas

Ingredients to make Raw Banana Koftas

  • For koftas:
  • 4, boiled and peeled raw bananas
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder, Some arrowroot powder for coating the koftas
  • salt to taste
  • 1 finely chopped green chilli
  • oil for deep frying
  • For The Gravy:
  • 1 cup fresh tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 elaichi
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp dhania powder
  • 1 tbsp green chilli + ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp kaju, Magaz and peanuts paste (Take 1 tbsp of each and soak them for 15 minutes, then grind them into a fine paste)
  • 1 tbsp malai or Cream
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Pinch of elaichi powder
  • 1 tsp Kasoori methi
  • salt to taste

How to make Raw Banana Koftas

  1. Method for Koftas: Take a mixing bowl and grate boiled raw bananas, mash it nicely. (There should not be any piece of banana, otherwise it will burst while frying).
  2. Add arrowroot powder, salt and chopped chilli, mix nicely. It should be like a dough. Make small balls from the dough and roll them in arrowroot powder.
  3. Heat oil for deep frying, first on high then on medium. Now slowly slide the balls in the hot oil, one by one, fry turning them occasionally, until it becomes brown. In this way fry all the koftas. Keep them aside.
  4. Method for the Gravy: Heat oil in a pan and put jeera, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Let them splutter then add red chilli powder and dhania powder, mix well. Add green chillies, ginger paste and saute.
  5. Add tomato puree. Cook until the oil comes out , on low heat.
  6. Add kaju, Magaz and peanuts paste, mix well. Saute for a minute, then add kasoori methi.
  7. Add malai, cook until it mixes well, then add milk and water and mix nicely. Let it boil for 5 minutes, then add salt and elaichi powder, boil for 2-3 minutes more and turn off the gas.
  8. For serving: Place the fried koftas in a serving bowl and pour the gravy on top, covering them nicely. Serve hot with pooris. Enjoy.

My Tip:

If you don't eat tomatoes and red chilli powder during fasting, then you can avoid them.

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