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RAW BANANA KOFTA

Surabhi Sehgal
A unique Kofta made with Raw Bananas. Simmered in a spicy tangy Yogurt Curry.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Curry, Main Course
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Servings 4 People

Ingredients
  

RAW BANANA KOFTA:

  • 4 Raw Bananas
  • 1/2 Cup Paneer grated
  • 2 tbsp Besan
  • 2 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh Coriander finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 2 tsp chopped Ginger
  • Salt to taste

FOR YOGURT CURRY:

    • 1 tbsp Mustard Oil
    • 1 Onion chopped
    • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
    • 1 tbsp Kashmiri Mirch
    • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
    • 2 Cups thick Yogurt
    • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
    • 1/4 tsp Cumin
    • 1 stick Cinnamon
    • 3-4 Cardamom Pods
    • 3-4 Cloves
    • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
    • Salt to taste

    Instructions
     

    FOR RAW BANANA KOFTA:

      • Boil the BananaBananas in water for 15-20 minutes or until soft
      • Cool the Bananas and peel off the skin
      • Grate the boiled Banana and Paneer and transfer to a mixing bowl
      • Add Besan, chopped Green Chillies, chopped Ginger, chopped Coriander, Black Pepper and Salt
      • Mix well and roll into lemon size balls
      • Brush the rolled Koftas with Oil and bake in the oven (175C) or airfryer for 10-12 minutes
      • Alternatively you could also make the Kofta in an Appe Pan or deep fry them too

      YOGURT CURRY:

      • Add Oil to a heavy bottom pan 
      • Add Cloves, Cinnamon and Cardamom pods and cook until you smell the aroma
      • Once hot add Asafoetida and Cumin
      • Once the Cumin Crackles, add Onion and Ginger Garlic Paste and sautee on low heat until brown
      • Add Coriander Powder and Red Chilli Powder and sautee for a few seconds
      • Now add a couple tablespoons of water and cook on slow until the spices come together 
      • Whisk the Yogurt with a wire whisk and add to the pan. Cook on very slow and continue to stir so that the Yogurt would not split
      • Add Salt and Garam Masala and add the Kofta to the gravy
      • Cover and cook on a low heat for 5-6 minutes
      • Serve with Rice or Roti
      Keyword Raw Banana, Raw Banana Kofta