Sunday, 27 April 2014

Doi Kanchkala(Raw banana cooked in yogurt sauce):A Bengali delicacy!

Ingredients :

 5 Green Bananas
 2 large Potatoes(optional)
 1 Tomato,very finely chopped
 1 tbsp Cumin seeds
 3-4 bay leaves 
 2 tsp Chilli Powder
 2tsp Turmeric Powder 
 1 tsp Cumin powder
 1 tsp Garam Masala powder 
 A pinch of nutmeg powder
 A pinch of mace
 Refined oil
 1 tsp of Ghee
 200 gram beaten curd (@ room temp)


Cut the Bananas in 2 halves longitudinally & then cut them in 4-5 pieces(approx 1 inch each piece)  

Steam the pieces with Salt and turmeric. 

Deep fry or shallow fry(as your health permits) in oil till they become golden & crispy.  

Keep aside.

Cut the potatoes(if you want to add) into cubes (each into 8 pieces). 

Mix with salt and Fry them well in the same oil till they become golden & crispy.

keep aside.

Temper with cumin seeds and bayleaves in  oil.

Add the chopped tomatoes.

Fry till they become soft.

Now add the chilli powder, a pinch of turmeric powder and cumin powder.

Saute for 5-8mins. 
Now add water and let it boil up for 3-4mins.

Now add the potatoes & cook till it is done. 

Add fried banana pieces & cook for 5-6 mins.

Add a cup of warm water & cook for 15mins. 

Add the garam masala & ghee and stir it well.

Now when the gravy becomes thickened add the beaten curd slowly and keep mixing for 2 mins.

Remove from the flame.

Serve it with steamed rice.

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