Ingredients:-To make the banana balls.
Raw Bananas – 4.
Gram Flour – 200 gms.
Onions(finely chopped) – 1 1/2.
Green Chillies(finely chopped) – 3.
Salt – a little bit.
Red Chilly powder – 1 tsp.
Cashew(crushed) – 1 tbsp.
Garam Masala or Five Spice Powder- 1 tsp.
Coriander Leaves – a little bit.
To make the gravy.
Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.
Cumin – 1 tsp.
Asafoetida or hing- a pinch.
Curry leaves -5.
Tomato puree – 2 tbsp.
Cumin powder -1 tsp.
Salt – according to taste.
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp.
Poppy seed – cashew paste -5 tbsp.
Garam Masala or Five Spice Powder- 1 tbsp.
Sugar – 1 tsp.
Step 1 – Pressure cook the whole raw bananas without cutting or scraping it. Now scrape the skin off the bananas and mash them up.
Step 2 -Take a bowl add gram flour to it, also add chopped onions, green chillies, a little bit of salt as more has to be added in the gravy, red chilly powder, garam masala , slight sugar and coriander leaves and make a dough -like batter so that balls can be formed.We don’t need to add water to it.
Step 3 – Fry these banana balls in hot oil till light brownish in color. Strain and keep aside.
Step 4 – Now to make the gravy, heat a wok and add 2 tbsp of vegetable oil to it. Add 1 tsp of cumin, the given amounts of curry leaves, green chillies and asafoetida to it. When they crackle add finely chopped onions and saute for two minutes. Next add 2 tbsp of tomato puree, cumin powder, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, garam masala and fry these till their rawness disappears.
Step 5 – When the masalas in the pan start to give a good aroma add the given amount of poppy seed-cashew paste and fry it for three minutes, add some water to make a thick gravy. Now add the banana balls and let them get soaked so that the balls will be softer and a sumptuous gravy will be made.
Step 6 – Garnish with some chopped coriander and fresh cream.
Our raw banana kofta curry is ready. It can be had with main course, both lunch and dinner.
Do try this recipe at home and share your feed backs and comments. Have a great weekend. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!