Banana Cheese Kofta

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Submitted: February 10, 2015
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Preparation Time: 10-15 mins
Cooking Time: 15-25 mins
Servings: 4 | 100 kcal

Banana Cheese Kofta is made very simple ingredients but does not taste like one. This tastes very much like a restaurant dish and a very good option as main course for vegetarians.

Required ingredients

For the koftas

  • 500g raw banana
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 medium onion paste
  • 1 large tomato, grated
  • 1 tsp heaped ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 cup milk and water half and half
  • 2-3 tbsp oil for gravy
  • Oil to deep fry the koftas

For the stuffing

  • 1 tbsp chopped green chillies (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 5-6 cheese cubes

Directions & How to

  • Peel the banana and cut in half. Cover and cook in 2 cups water till completely cooked.
  • Strain and transfer the bananas to a bowl. Mash well with fork leaving no lumps. Add salt, mix well and keep aside.
  • For the stuffing cut the cheese cubes further in smaller cubes. Mix together all the ingredients of stuffing together.
  • Take a handful of mashed bananas. Flatten it out your palm (slightly wet your palms).  Place the stuffing in between and bring all sides together to make a smooth ball. Do likewise with rest of mashed bananas.
  • Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the koftas in batches till golden.
  • For the gravy; heat oil in a deep pan.  Add onion paste and fry till light golden. Add tomato and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, sauté it well. Add rest of the masala powders and cook till oil separates.
  • Add milk and water and simmer the gravy for 4-5 minutes.
  • For serving place the koftas in serving dish and pour hot gravy over it. Serve with your choice of roti.

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