Phal-Subz Seekh

The humble banana dressed up with mushrooms and broccoli makes this starter fit for a royal repast.

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Main Ingredients banana, Potatoes
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Phal-Subz Seekh

  • 2 medium banana
  • 2 medium Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 200 grams Mushrooms chopped
  • 1 small Carrot grated
  • 4 florets Broccoli chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon Carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 3/4 tablespoon Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 3/4 inch piece Ginger chopped
  • 1 1/2 Red chilli chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • 12 Stoned prunes chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black salt (kala namak)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Green cardamom powder
  • a pinch Sandalwood powder
  • a pinch Dried rose petals
  • 1/2 cup Bread crumbs


  1. Boil, cool, peel and grate the bananas. Heat the butter in a pan; add the carom seeds and sauté over medium heat for ten seconds. Add the mushrooms, carrots and broccoli and sauté till the moisture evaporates.
  2. Add the fresh coriander, ginger, red chillies and salt. Stir, remove from heat and set aside to cool. Place the cooled mixture in a blender; add the prunes, black salt, pepper, cardamom, sandalwood and rose petal powders, potatoes, bananas and breadcrumbs and process till smooth.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and divide into eight equal portions. Pat each portion onto a skewer to make four-inch long kababs. Preheat a tandoor. Cook in the tandoor for six to seven minutes.
  4. Baste them with a little oil in between the cooking. Alternatively, shape each portion into a croquette, arrange on a greased tray and cook in a preheated oven at 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4 for six to seven minutes.
  5. Arrange the kababs in a plate and serve them hot with Kachumber.

Nutrition Info

Calories 793
Carbohydrates 129.8
Protein 19.1
Fat 20.5