Raw Banana Kofte

 

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Presenting one more without onion garlic recipe. Kachche kele ke kofte or raw banana kofte.

Raw or green banana is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. It contains a starch that help to control blood sugar,, manage weigh and lower blood cholesterol levels.

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Recipe
Raw or green banana – 2 boiled

Potato – 1 large boiled

Grated ginger – 1 tsp

Green chilli – 2-3 finely chopped

Coriander leaves – 1-2 tbsp finely chopped

Salt to taste

Cumin powder – 1 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp

Chickpea flour or besan – 2 tbsp

Oil to fry

Smash the banana and potato well. Mix all the ingredients. Make small balls.

Fry the balls in oil and keep aside.

For gravy

Tomato – 4 medium

Green chilli – 1-2

Ginger – 1 inch piece

Cardamom – 2

Bay leaf – 1

Cinnamon – a small piece

Cloves – 3

Cashew nuts – 8-10 soaked in warm water

Melon seeds – 2 tsp soaked

Malai or fresh cream – 2-3 tsp

Sugar – 1 tsp

Ghee – 2 tsp

Method

Grind soaked cashew nuts and melon seeds. Make a fine paste.

Add chopped tomatoes, green chilli, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. Grind altogether.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. You can use remaining oil of kofta. Add bay leaf then add ground paste. Fry well.

Add salt and all the spices. Saute add sugar, add malai or cream.

Saute till oil leaves the side. Add water as much you want for gravy. Let it boil.

Add the kofte. Let it cook on low flame for 5-6 minutes. Add ghee and its ready.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with steamed rice, roti, paratha, puri or naan.

Malai Kofta

 

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Now one more addition to my no onion no garlic series.
Malai Kofta in just two spoon of oil. Fried the kofte in appe pan but if you don’t have this pan you can fry it in a non-stick pan or if you want you can deep fry it. A healthy as well as tasty pure vegetarian recipe.

Malai Kofta

Ingredients for Kofta

1 cup Cottage Cheese or Paneer


2 Potatoes boiled, peeled and grated


1/4 tsp Chilli powder


1 tbsp Cornflour


1/4 tsp Garam Masala


Salt


Mix all the ingredients. Make ball and fry in an appe pan with very little oil.

 

For the Gravy

2 large Tomatoes


1/4 cup Cashew paste


1 tbsp Red Chilli powder


1 inch piece  Ginger


1/4 tsp Garam Masala


1 tsp Cumin powder


1 tsp Kasuri Methi


Salt


Sugar ( optional) – 1 tsp


1 inch piece Cinnamon stick


2 Green Cardamom


2-3 Cloves


1-2 tbsp Cream


Chopped Coriander leaves for garnishing.

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Method

Make a paste of tomato, ginger and the whole spices.

Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan. Add ground paste, saute then add turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and cashew paste. Stir and saute till the oil starts leave the side of the masala paste.

Add water and stir. Cook on low flame till the gravy thickens.

Add salt and crushed kasuri methi . Add sugar if you like. Boil for some more time.

Add the kofte. Garnish with cream and chopped coriander leaves. Enjoy the healthy and delicious Malai Kofta.