I had not so long ago hosted a pot-luck at my house.One of our friend's offered to bring in Kele Ka kofta. I still very distinctly remember the taste and the color-It was absolutely the BEST !!! I had to take the recipe, which I did,but every time I walked the grocery store and picked my vegetables, I would stand a good 2-3 minutes before the raw banana's, take the bunch ,put it in the cart and then on an after thought would remove it from the cart and put it back in its spot . Mind You- I did this a good number of times,till probably some people around me actually must have thought I had lost it :) I gave up and always came back without the raw bananas until yesterday. Yippee!!!
Raw Bananas: 6
Medium Sized Onions: 3 Grated
Tomato's : 2 medium or canned
Ginger : 1 tbsp paste
garlic: 1 tbsp paste
green chilly: 2
Oil : 2 tbsp
Dry Masalas :
Salt: 1 tsp
Turmeric :1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder : 1tsp
10 peppercorns,10 cloves, seeds of 4 green cardamoms (roasted and pounded) 1 inch of cinnamon stick.
A pinch of grated nutmeg/Jaiphal
Cilantro for garnish
Pressure cook the bananas in a pressure cooker,with 1 glass of water for 4-7 minutes.
Peel the skin and mash them well.
Add salt to this along with half roasted and pounded garam masala(save the other half for the gravy) Mix 2 tbsp of grated onion to this.Add fine chopped green chilly. Mix well and make small patties.
Method for gravy;
Take a heavy bottomed pan and add 2tbsp oil when hot add grated onion and fry the onion to caramelize it. Onions are naturally sweet and caramelizing them bring out the sweetness. I normally let the onions stick to the bottom, and then add 2 tbsp of water to get a rich golden brown color. When you have the desired color add paste of ginger and garlic cook for a couple minutes and then add pureed tomato's. You can run them in the food processor. Add all the dry spices and cook for 5 minutes till you get a nice aroma and a rich red color. Turn the flame off. you can add the koftas/patties when you are ready to serve. Garnish with cilantro and love to your loved ones:)
Enjoy !!! Please write to me with your comments !
|Stages of caramelizing onion till it gets the desired color|
|Let it stick to the bottom and keep adding a tbsp of water|
|This is the color after adding the tomato's|