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Raw Banana Kofta Curry: Eastern Recipe

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Kofta curry can be made with a variety of ingredients. Banana kofta is a specialty of the Eastern states of India. This kofta recipe includes raw bananas and potatoes. Mashed potatoes give some binding strength to the mushy banana koftas. Banana kofta is a rich Indian curry with the deep fried potato and banana koftas floating in it. Definitely not a low calorie health food but delicious and rich nonetheless.

Ingredients For Kofta Curry:

1. raw bananas (boiled and skinned) 4

2. potatoes (boiled and skinned) 2

3. onions (paste) 2

4. cloves garlic (paste) 8

5. inch ginger (paste) 2

6. tomato (chopped finely) 1

7. green chillies 2

8. cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

9. bay leaf 1

10. red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

11. cumin powder 2 teaspoons

12. oil (deep frying) 6 tablespoons

13. ghee 1 teaspoon

14. flour 2 tablespoons

15. salt as per taste

Procedure To Make Kofta Curry:

  • Pressure cook the raw bananas and potatoes for 4 whistles.
  • Meanwhile make a paste of onions, garlic and ginger.
  • After the boiled vegetable cool, peel their skins and mash them with the back of a serving spoon.
  • Add half the paste you have made to this mash along with salt and a bit of flour. Mix the ingredients together.
  • Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan until it steams. Make round balls or koftas out of the mashed vegetables you have prepared.
  • Deep fry the koftas in oil. Make sure you do this on low flame for at least 10 minutes so that the koftas get cooked from inside.
  • In another pan, heat ghee and season it with bay leaf, green chillies and cumin seeds.
  • Add the rest of the paste in the pan and cook it on low flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and season it with salt so that it melts quickly. Cook until the tomato melts to a juicy pulp.
  • Mix red chilli and cumin powder in a bowl of water and pour it into the pan. Let it bubble and thicken into a gravy.
  • Now carefully drop the koftas into the curry. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Banana kofta curry is ready. You can have it with steamed rice or hot rotis.

Story first published: Friday, June 1, 2012, 17:46 [IST]
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