Monday, August 31, 2009

Kele ke Kofte (Raw banana chops cooked in gravy)

Raw Banana Chops in Gravy/ Kela Kofta Curry


Raw Bananas - 2
Potato - 1(medium sized)
Onion - 3(medium sized)
Tomato - 2(medium sized)
Gram flour - 1tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 3tsps
Coriander Powder - 3tsps
Cumin Powder - 1tsp
Pepper Powder - 1tsp
Hot Spice Mix - 1tsp
Bayleaf - 2
Dry Whole Red Chilly - 2
Cumin - 1tsp
Tumeric Powder - 1tsp
Salt to Taste
Oil for Frying (I use mustard oil as I can't do without it in my daily curries)


To Make Koftas
Boil the bananas and potato in the pressure cooker
Peel and mash the bananas and potato together
Add salt, turmeric powder, a pinch of garam masala and 1 tbsp of gram flour
Mix all the above ingredients together and make small balls

To Fry the Koftas
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan
Add the koftas slowly on high flame and lower the flame gradually
Let the koftas become golden brown
Remove from heat

To Make the Curry/Gravy
Chop 1 onion
Make onion paste with the remaining 2 onions
Chop the tomatoes
In the oil, add the cumin, bay leaf and whole red chillies
Add the chopped onion and fry till the onion changes colour to pink
Add the onion paste, ginger garlic paste and fry for some more time
Now add all the spices (coriander, cumin,pepper and turmeric powder)
Now add chopped tomatoes and salt
Fry till the oil separates from the spice mixture
Add a pinch of garam masala (hot spice mix)
Once the tomatoes are well blended with the spice, add water
Let it simmer for sometime
Add the koftas and the curry is ready
Serve hot with rice or roti/paratha
Tastes good with fried ice or vegetable pulao

Note: It is best to add the koftas right before serving else they may tend to break

1 comment:

Sunanda said...

thanx for dropping by.. you too have a nice place here.... banana kofta curry is my all time favourite dish... my mother used to make this... I am waiting to try this...