Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Kacha Kela Kofta Curry

Kacha Kela Kofta Curry Recipe:

Yesterday I cooked Kacha kela kofta(Raw banana kofta curry) which is a Bengali cuisine. The koftas are so yummy that sometimes I don't have the patience to prepare the curry and eat the koftas as a snack with sauce or chutney.In tropical countries bananas are available all the year and are one of the cheapest fruits.They are a good source vitamin B-6 , dietary fiber and also a moderate source of vitamin C.This recipe is simple and  delicious.

Kacha Kela Kofta Ingredients:

  • 4 raw bananas or kacha kela.
  • 1 potato.
  • 2 table spoon refined flour(Maida).
  • 1 tea spoon turmeric powder.
  • 1/2 tea spoon red chili powder.
  • 1 tea spoon cumin powder.
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots.
  • 1 table spoon coriander leaves.
  • 2 onions chopped.
  • 1/2 tea spoon grated ginger.
  • 1 bay leaf.
  • 1 table spoon ghee.
  • salt.
  • oil.

Kacha Kela Kofta curry Method:

  1. Wash and peel the potato and boil the potato and raw bananas.Remove the skin of the boiled raw banana.Mash the banana and potato together,add 1/2 tea spoon turmeric powder,refined flour,half of the chopped onions and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture in equal portions and shape them into small balls.Heat oil for deep frying and fry the kofta balls and keep aside.
  3. Heat 1 table spoon oil in a pan and the bay leaf , the grated ginger,saute till the raw smell of the ginger is gone.Now add the remaining chopped onions,carrots and fry till the onions become soft. 
  4. Add the turmeric powder(1/2 tea spoon),red chili powder,cumin powder and stir fry for 20 secs,add 1 cup hot water and let it simmer for 2 to 3 minutes,add the deep fried kofta balls and cook the curry till you get your desired consistency.Add ghee and garnish with coriander leaves.
  5. Serve hot with roti or rice.