Kachakalar Kofta curry/Raw plantain kofta curry

DSC07010Kachakalar Kofta Curry/Raw plantain Kofta Curry: Raw plantain/banana is good for health and can be used to make a delicious curry.

Ingredients:

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 chilies powder (optional)
Coriander powder

For Gravy:
1 Onion
Garlic 1-2 cloves
1” Ginger
1 Tomato
2-3 Green Chillies
Cumin powder
Garam Masala
2 Cardamom
Cinnamon 1″ stick
2 Bay leaves
Turmeric powder
Salt to taste

Method:

For Koftas:
Cut raw plantains and potato into pieces and boil till they are soft. Mash them together to smoothness. Add all the ingredients listed above for kofta and mix them well. Make round balls with the mixture.

Mix 1 tsp all purpose flour(maida), ½ teaspoon 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 1 big size onion, 2-3 cloves of garlic, 1” peeled and chopped ginger and 2 green chillies.

Heat 3 tsp of the remaining oil in the kadhai. Add 2 Bay leaves, 1-2 coarsely crushed cardamom and 1 cinnamon stick.

When they start to splutter add the above paste and fry on medium heat. Add one finely chopped tomato.

Add turmeric, 1 tsp cumin powder, ½ 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 mins.

Add koftas and cook covered on low flame for one min.

Add 1 teaspoon of ghee and garam masala powder and remove from heat.

Keep covered until you serve with hot chapattis or steamed rice.

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