Friday, October 23, 2009

Raw Banana Dumplings in Tomato Gravy/ Kele ka kofta

Raw banana dumplings in tomato gravy is a recipe that I have got from a dear friend in my early days of experimental cooking. I was given the recipe through word of mouth and have always prepared it through memory. So I finally record it with memories of the good old days.


For the dumplings/koftas-
2 raw bananas
salt to taste
chilli powder to taste
1tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground pepper
rice flour/bread crumbs to roll the koftas
oil for frying

For the gravy-
2 large tomatoes
1 onion
1tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp garam masala
chilli powder according to your spice levels
salt to taste
1tsp lemon juice
freshly chopped coriander

For koftas-
  • Wash clean the raw bananas and chop of both the ends. Cut each banana into 2 pieces and steam in a pressure cooker.
  • When they are done and cool enough to handle, peel off the skin and mash.
  • Add salt, chilli powder and ground cumin to the mashed bananas.
  • Roll into medium sized balls and coat with rice flour or bread crumbs and press well, so that the crumbs dont fall off while frying.
  • Fry the dumplings in oil till they are brown and keep aside.
For Gravy-
  • Roughly chop onion and tomatoes and puree with ginger-garlic paste.
  • Heat pan, and cook the puree.
  • Add the garam masala, salt and chilli powder, stir and cook.
  • When the spices have blended well, take off the heat.
To Serve-
  • Add the dumplings into the gravy.
  • Add the lemon juice and garnish with freshly chopped coriander and fresh cream.
  • Serve hot with rice, rotis/phulkas or wholemeal bread.

1 comment:

  1. this is worth trying.. a different and new way of cooking raw banana's...



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