Banana Gnochhi in Saffron Sauce


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A very interesting fusion dish usually prepared with potatoes. Using bananas also can give the same taste. Saffron and nutmeg give a lovely flavour to the dish and roasted capsicum adds a star to it. Many Jains do not consume cheese so they can replace it for paneer or it or can be avoided completely, It will not make much difference to the dish.

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Banana Gnochhi in Saffron Sauce recipe - How to make Banana Gnochhi in Saffron Sauce

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 serving
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For The Gnocchi
2 raw banana
1/4 cup plain flour (maida)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp butter
salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) powder to taste

For The Saffron Sauce
1 1/2 tbsp plain flour (maida)
2 cups milk
1/4 tsp nutmeg (jaiphal) powder
a pinch saffron (kesar) strands , dissolved in 2 tbsp hot milk
1/2 tsp sugar
cream cheese
salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) powder to taste
1/2 tbsp butter
1/2 tbsp olive oil

For The Topping
1/2 capsicum , roasted and finely chopped
grated cheese
dry red chilli flakes

For the gnocchi

    For the gnocchi
  1. Pressure cook the raw bananas with the skin for 4-5 whistle or till tender.
  2. Peel and grate them while hot. Mash well with the hands and add all the ingredients for Gnocchi.
  3. Mix mashing well and form a dough.
  4. Divide into big ball.
  5. Sprinkle maida on the floor and roll each ball into 1 inch thick log (roll).cut into 1 inch pieces.
  6. Place each piece on left hand thumb and light press with a fork to get the shape of Gnocchi.
  7. Boil plenty of water ( about 5-6 cups) , add salt,1 tablespoon olive oil.
  8. Then add prepared Gnocchi and boil till the rise on top.
  9. Drain, refresh in cold water , drizzle little olive oil on top so they don’t stick to each other. Keep aside.

For the saffron sauce

    For the saffron sauce
  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a broad non-stick pan and add the plain flour and saute for 2 minutes.
  2. Add milk gradually mixing well taking care no lumps are formed. Add rest of all ingredients for the Saffron Sauce and cook till thick (coats the back of the spoon).

to serve

    to serve
  1. Place Gnoochi in a deep serving plate, pour the Saffron Sauce on top.
  2. Grate cheese or paneer on top.
  3. Arrange roasted capsicum on it.
  4. Sprinkle red chilli flakes and few saffron strands.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degree Celsius for 4-5 minutes till cheese melts little. Serve hot with Garlic Bread.

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This recipe was contributed by MEENA SAVLA on 04 Mar 2013

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Banana Gnochhi in Saffron Sauce
 on 05 Oct 17 09:29 PM