Raw Banana Kofta Curry – Kachhe Kele ki Kofta Curry

May 17, 2014 Dals/Gravies  11 comments

Raw Banana in a kofta?? Yes it tastes equally good as other kofta’s like potato, paneer etc. Raw Banana Kofta Curry is a sumptuous gravy recipe for roti, naan or pulav varieties. Usually recipes with raw banana are quite limited. I normally end up making the most common poriyal or stir fry. This is the best recipe with Raw Banana. U can serve these koftas as a snack by itself or dunk it in a rich creamy gravy and serve as a side dish.

This Raw Banana Kofta Curry recipe is for a special monthly event called “Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge”conducted by Priya.

I am so glad to be paired with Sujatha this month. The secret ingredients she gave me were Raw Banana & Spinach and I used Raw Banana to make this Raw Banana Kofta Curry. Thanks to u Sujatha!!!

Now to the recipe…


[Preparation Time-15 mins : Cooking Time- 30 mins]


For Raw Banana Koftas: 

  • Raw Banana – 3 (small)
  • Onion – 1
  • Besan/Gram Flour – 1/4 cup
  • Corn Flour – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – to shallow fry

For Curry/Gravy:

  • Onion – 2
  • Tomato – 2
  • Garlic – 3 to 4 pods
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Cashews – 10 to 12
  • Salt – as needed
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander tsp – 1 tbsp
  • Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Coriander leaves – few


For making the Raw Banana Kofta 

  • Wash & trim the head & tail of raw bananas. Heat a pan with water and cook the raw bananas until soft. They will change color. This will take 5-7 mins. Once cooked peel the skin and keep it aside.

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  • Grate the cooked raw bananas. To this add besan, corn flour, salt, chilli powder & finely chopped onions. Mix together with your hands to form a dough. Do not add any water.

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  • Make small balls from the raw banana dough. Heat a paniyaram pan and fill each hole with oil. Place the raw banana balls in them and cook in low-medium flame until golden brown turning them on all sides. Drain them in paper towels.

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Raw Banana Kofta is ready.

Keep it aside. Meanwhile lets get ready with the gravy.


For the Gravy/Curry:

  •  Heat a pan with oil and saute roughly chopped onions, garlic pods & ginger until onions are transparent. To this add cashews and saute for a few seconds. Finally add chopped tomatoes and saute.

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  • Switch off the flame when the tomatoes get mushy. Let it cool and grind it into a smooth paste. In the same pan heat oil and add the ground paste. To this add salt, chilli powder, coriander powder & garam masala. Mix well.

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  • Cook the onion tomato gravy in low-medium flame until oil oozes out. To this add boiled & cooled milk and mix well. Do not boil the mixture for a long time after adding milk. Switch off the flame. Gravy is ready.

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Add the Raw Banana Koftas to the gravy.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.



  1. Keep the koftas & gravy ready separately. Add the koftas to the gravy 10 mins before serving, else it will absorb all the gravy & become very soggy.
  2. Remember we are adding salt & chilli powder in 2 stages. So add accordingly.
  3. Corn flour is added to bind the raw banana mixture into a dough.
  4. Do not add water to form the dough, else the koftas will split while frying.
  5. If u dont have a paniyaram pan, u can shallow/deep fry the koftas too.
  6. U can add fresh cream to the gravy too.


Sending this Raw Banana Kofta Curry recipe to May month’s challenge.

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11 comments to Raw Banana Kofta Curry – Kachhe Kele ki Kofta Curry

  • veena  says:

    interesting kofta looks yum!..Rich gravy too

  • Hema  says:

    Awesome, nobody would’ve guessed the ingredients, delicious kofta curry..

  • Priya  says:

    Oh boy, its raw banana kofta, fantastic job Sis, kofta curry looks absolutely stunning.

  • Megha  says:

    I love raw banana kofta. Have never made it myself yet. Great recipe.
    Would love to see you come by my blog:)

  • Prash @ YummilyYours  says:

    That is a wonderful idea! Healthy (vs the traditional potatoes) yet not the boring lauki! Nice recioe Sundari! 🙂

  • Suja  says:

    This kofta curry looks absolutely fabulous. Great recipe

  • jaspinder kaur  says:

    Delicious kofta curry, nd gravy looks so yummy..

  • prathima  says:

    Fantastic kofta curry.perfect colour n koftas. totally yummy.

  • Joanne T Ferguson  says:

    G’day! I love your recipe and am inspired by your step by step photos!
    Congrats on completing this month’s challenge too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  • Gloria  says:

    looks super yummy…

  • Nalini Somayaji  says:

    wow …inviting dish very well done and my favourite…

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