Raw plantain kofta curry

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • For Kofta:
  • 2 raw plantain/banana
  • 1 potato
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • Grated ginger
  • 1-2 green chillies(finely chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chillies powder (optional)
  • Coriander powder
  • For gravy:
  • 1 Onion
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 ginger
  • 1 tomato
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1 tsp - Cumin powder
  • Garam masala
  • 2 cardamom
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Raw plantain kofta curry

  • For koftas:
  • Cut raw plantains and potato into pieces and boil till they are soft, and mash them together to smoothness.
  • Add all the ingredients as listed above for kofta and mix them well.
  • Make round balls with the mixture.
  • Mix 1 tsp all purpose flour (maida), 1/2 tsp rice flour(optional, added for extra crispiness) and salt with water to make a thin paste for coating the koftas.
  • Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan or Kadai. Dip the koftas in the above mix and fry till golden brown.
  • Koftas are ready.
  • For gravy:
  • Make a paste of onion, garlic, ginger and green chillies.
  • Heat 3 tsp of the remaining oil in the kadai. Add bay leaves, coarsely crushed cardamom and cinnamon stick.
  • When they start to splutter add the above paste and fry on medium heat. Add one finely chopped tomato, turmeric, cumin powder, 1/2 tsp chilli powder and fry till oil separates.
  • Add 2 cups of warm water, salt (according to taste), little sugar and boil for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add koftas and cook covered on low flame for one min.
  • Add 1 tsp of ghee and garam masala powder and remove from heat.
  • Keep covered until you serve with hot chapattis or steamed rice.