Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Kanchkalar Kofta Curry (Raw Banana Kofta Curry)

For Kofta:
Raw banana:4,boiled,mashed
Gram flour/Besan:1 cup or more for binding
Kashmiri red chili powder:1 tsp
Garam masala powder:1/2 tsp
Sugar:1 tsp
Ghee:1/2 tsp
Oil for frying

For gravy:
Oil:2 tsp
Ghee:1 tsp
Bay leaf:1
Whole garam masala-green cardamom,cloves,cinnamon(1 inch):each 2
Warm water:2 cups
Sugar:1 tsp
Kashmiri red chili powder:1/2 tsp
Cumin powder:1 pinch
Onion paste:1 tsp
Ginger-garlic paste:1/2 tsp
Tomato paste:1,medium
Khoa/mawa:1 tsp
Cashew paste(make a pastein 1/4 cup of milk):1 tbsp
Fresh cream:2 tbsp
Kasuri methi:1 tsp


Knead the boiled & mashed raw banana,potato,besan & other spices & ghee mentioned for kofta.

Make tikki or ball shaped kofta (I make tikki shaped as it takes less oil for frying!)

Heat oil in high flame & fry koftas in batches.

When one side of the kofta is fried,turn the other side & fry in medium flame.

Soak them in tissue paper.

Now heat oil for the gravy in a separate pan.

Add the sugar to caramelize by stirring it continuously.

Temper with bay leaf & whole garam masala.

Add the khoa & fry it in low flame till it beomes brownish red & avoid over frying it.

Add onion,tomato,ginger-garlic paste.

Cook till the oil starts seperating from sides.

Add 2 cups of warm water.

Add salt,turmeric,chili powdewr,cumin powder & stir well.

Add koftas when gravy starts boiling.

Add cashew paste & cream.

Cook for 2mins.

Add kasuri methi & remove from flame.

Serve with polao or paratha.

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