raw banana kofta recipe, kachche kele ke kofte recipe
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banana kofta

Crisp, spiced pan fried patties made with raw unripe bananas. Navratri fasting recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: snacks
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 2 to 3
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 400 grams Raw banana Or 3 medium to large raw bananas
  • 1.5 cups For water For pressure cooking
  • 10 Cashews (chopped) or 14 to 16 roasted peanuts - coarsely crushed
  • ½ inch Ginger, Finely chopped or ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 Green chili (hari mirch) - finely chopped
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon Freshly crushed black pepper (kali mirch powder)
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin powder (jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Finely chopped mint leaves (pudina patta)
  • 2 tablespoon Arrow root flour Or water chestnut flour or buckwheat flour or amaranth flour
  • Rock salt as required
  • 2 tablespoon Peanut oil Or ghee for pan frying


preparing banana kofta mixture

  • Take 3 medium to large raw unripe bananas in a pressure cooker. Add 1.5 cups water.
  • Pressure cook for 3 whistles or till the bananas have complete softened. 
  • Once they become warm, peel them and place in a mixing bowl.
  • Mash them with a potato masher or with a fork. Mash very well.
  • Then add all of the other ingredients, except oil. Mix very well.
  • Now take equal portions from the mixture and shape them into patties.

frying raw banana kofta

  • Heat 2 tbsp peanut oil in a flat pan or tawa. When the oil becomes hot, place the koftas.
  • When the base is cooked and becomes light golden, turn over and fry the other side.
  • Flip for a couple of times more and pan fry the banana koftas till they become golden and crisp.
  • Then drain the fried koftas on kitchen paper towels.
  • Serve anana koftas with coconut chutney or coriander chutney or mint chutney.