How to make Kacha Kolar Dalna -

Banana kofta in aromatic curry.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Raw bananas , Ginger (अदरक)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Kacha Kolar Dalna

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The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kacha Kolar Dalna Recipe

  • Raw bananas 4 medium

  • Ginger 2 inch piece

  • Garlic 6-8 cloves

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/4 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Onion grated 1 large

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Tomato chopped 1 medium

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Grind ginger garlic to a smooth paste.Boil raw bananas and peel once cooled. Mash thoroughly.

Step 2

Mix mashed bananas, gram flour, chopped coriander leaves, one teaspoon of the fresh ginger-garlic paste, half the red chilli powder and salt to taste.

Step 3

Knead to a dough and divide into ten to twelve equal portions. Shape them into round koftas.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry koftas on medium heat till golden brown.

Step 5

Drain and place on absorbent paper. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a pan, add bay leaf and grated onion.

Step 6

Sauté till onion turns translucent and add remaining ginger-garlic paste and stir-fry briefly.

Step 7

Add remaining red chilli powder, turmeric powder, tomato and cook on low heat, stirring continuously till oil separates.

Step 8

Add two cups of water and salt to taste and bring the gravy to a boil. Reduce heat and add fried koftas. Simmer for five minutes. Stir in the garam masala powder and serve hot.

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