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Banana Fritters Makhni

Zulekha Bose
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Banana Fritters Makhni RECIPE

Banana fritters cooked in a smooth gravy of spices, tomatoes ginger garlic and onions. Its a simple basic recipe which is cooked in every household .

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • UP
  • Shallow fry
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Main Dish
  • High Fibre

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. For the raw banana fritters -
  2. Raw banana- 1
  3. Gram flour - 1 cup
  4. Chilli powder -1/2 tsp or as per taste
  5. Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
  6. Cooking soda-1/4 tsp
  7. Salt-to taste
  8. Asafoetida - A Pinch
  9. Chaat masaala - 1 tsp
  10. Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  11. Chopped Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  12. Asafoetida - A Pinch
  13. Water - required for making thick batter
  14. For the makhni Gravy-
  15. Onion -2
  16. Tomatoes - 2
  17. Garlic minced - 1tbsp
  18. Whole black pepper - 6-8
  19. Cinnamon -1 inch
  20. Cardamom - 2
  21. Curry leaves 10.-15
  22. Kashmiri whole red chill-4nos.
  23. Green chilli - 2
  24. Red chilli powder -1/2 tsp
  25. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 Tsp
  26. Small mustard seeds -1tsp
  27. Coriander powder -1tsp
  28. Cumin powder-1/2tsp
  29. Tomato puree - 1 cup
  30. Amchoor powder -1/2 tsp or as per taste
  31. Salt - to taste
  32. sugar - 1tsp
  33. Kasuri methi /fenugreek dry leaves- 1tbsp
  34. Fresh cream - 2 tbsp
  35. Coriander leaves 2tbsp


  1. For the banana fritters - wash raw banana under the running tap water properly. Peel out the green part from banana with the help of knife.
  2. Cut banana into small thin disc width wise you will get around 20 disc.
  3. Take a glass of water in a bowl add in 1/2 tsp salt and soak this cut banana disc in this salt water for 10 minutes.
  4. Mean while ready the batter for the fritters
  5. Take a deep bowl add in all the ingredient add some water to make a thick gram flour mixture like how we make for bread pakora with the help of hand whisker .
  6. Add salted banana disc into this thick gram flour paste and discard the salty water in which banana disc were soaked.
  7. Incorporate banana disc in gram flour batter with your fingers properly.
  8. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry these fritters both the sides in medium heat until golden brown. Keep it aside.
  9. For the fritters gravy-
  10. Heat 1 tsp oil in another pan add whole spices when cracking sound start coming add in chopped garlic and ginger saute for a while until golden brown.
  11. Add in sliced onions and saute until it golden brown add in sliced tomatoes sprinkle some salt so that tomatoes becomes soft faster.
  12. Switch off the flame and let it cool, after 10 minutes make a paste out of it with help of hand blender.
  13. Heat 5 tbsp oil in a kadhai add in mustard seed when it starts crackling mix turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder in 2 tbsp water, pour this dry masala paste in hot oil and fry until oil start separating.
  14. Add in onion and tomato paste to this masala, cook for a while add in tomato puree pour 500 ml water adjust salt cook for some time by covering the lid when it starts boiling add in ready fritters.
  15. Add kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves), fresh cream cook for 5 minues by covering the lid.
  16. Switch off the gas. Your banana fritters makhni is ready to serve.
  17. Serve hot with fresh cream and dry fenugreek leaves and enjoy with naan, chapati or rice.

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Preeti Gurung
Preeti Gurung   Apr-05-2017

Lovely recipe!

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