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Kach Kalar Kofta/ Raw Banana Curry

Posted by Sudeshna on April 13, 2009

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Too much of work pressure these few days, so just thought of posting this recipe without writing long sentences. Cook it and enjoy it.


Raw Banana (Kacha kala): 2

Potato (Alu): 2

Onion (Peyaj): 1 medium size

Bay leaf (Tej pata): 2

Cumin seeds (Jeera): ½ teaspoon

Cumin powder (Jeera guro): ½ teaspoon

Chili powder (Sukhno lankar guro): ½ teaspoon

Ginger paste (Ada bata): 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder (Halud guro): ½ teaspoon

Garam masala powder: 2 pinches

Clarified butter (Ghee): ½ teaspoon

Mustard oil (Sarser tel): 2 tablespoon

Green chili (Kacha lanka): 2, chopped into small pieces

Corn flour: 2 tablespoon



  • Boil the raw banana and one potato with a pinch of salt
  • Chop the onion into small pieces
  • Peel off the bananas and the potato, and mash well with a pinch of salt and turmeric, green chilies, ½ teaspoon ginger paste and corn flour
  • Make small balls of one-inch diameter with the mashed mass
  • Heat oil in a wok and fry the banana balls till golden brown, keep aside


  • Cut the potatoes into eight pieces and fry for 4 – 5 minutes, keep aside
  • Add the cumin seeds, bay leaves and sauté in the heated oil
  • Throw in the half fried potatoes, ginger paste, chili, cumin and turmeric powder; pour in one cup of water
  • Cook till the potatoes are cooked well
  • Drop in the fried balls, add the garam masala and clarified butter
  • Take out of flame after a minute


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