Kachhe Kele Ke Kofte

Kachhe Kele Ke Kofte

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કાચા કેળાના કોફ્તા - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Kachhe Kele Ke Kofte in Gujarati) 

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The Mughlas made use of every ingredient in their cooking and in the most unusual ways. This dish as the name suggests uses phal or fruit to make the kofta.

Raw banana is combined with a few basic spices and deep-fried to make wonderfully tasty kofta. These are eaten with an equally unusual gravy that is a little sweet as it makes use of honey. A must try for everyone!

You can also try other kofta recipes like Nawabi Kesar Koftas or Palak Makai Kofta .

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Kachhe Kele Ke Kofte recipe - How to make Kachhe Kele Ke Kofte

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings (4serving )
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For The Koftas
1 cup boiled peeled and mashed raw banana
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch)
2 tbsp cornflour
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For The Curry
3 tbsp ghee
3 cardamoms (elaichi)
3 cloves (laung / lavang)
25 mm piece cinnamon (dalchini)
1 cup onion puree
1 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
1 cup fresh tomato pulp
6 tbsp fresh cream
4 tsp milk
a pinch of sugar

For The Garnish
2 tsp fresh cream

For the koftas

    For the koftas
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape each portion into a round koftas.
  3. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry few koftas till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

For the curry

    For the curry
  1. Heat the ghee in a kadhai, and add the cardamoms, cloves and cinnamon cinnamon and sauté for a few seconds.
  2. When the spices crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till they turn golden brown.
  3. Add the chilli powder and salt and mix well and cook on a medium flame for few seconds.
  4. Add the tomato pulp, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add the cream and milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Remove from the flame, add the sugar and mix well. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Arrange all the koftas on a serving dish, pour the prepared gravy on top and serve immediately garnished with fresh cream.

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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy270 cal
Protein3.3 g
Carbohydrates25 g
Fiber2.3 g
Fat17.7 g
Cholesterol0.8 mg
Sodium26.1 mg

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Kachhe Kele Ke Kofte
 on 25 Apr 18 07:20 PM

Without any binding agent the koftas just collapsed in the oil while frying
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Tarla Dalal    Hello Dr. Suchitra, Apologies. There was an error in the recipe. We have now rectified it. Do try the recipe and give us your feedback.Happy Cooking !!
03 May 18 03:36 PM
Kachhe Kele ke Kofte
 on 03 Feb 17 06:32 PM

Seems interesting, I will definitely try it
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Priyanka, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
04 Feb 17 08:32 AM
Kachhe Kele ke Kofte
 on 10 Apr 13 12:36 PM

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Tarla Dalal    Hi Priya, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !
21 Jun 18 02:45 PM
Kachhe Kele ke Kofte
 on 10 Apr 13 07:40 AM

Kachhe Kele ke Kofte
 on 05 Mar 13 05:11 PM

The gravy is fab and will go with any vegetable.