Kela Kofta (Fried raw banana dumplings in a thick gravy)

Kela Kofta (Fried raw banana dumplings in a thick gravy)

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Servings: 4
Calories: 215


  • 1 lb Raw bananas
  • 2 oz Onions finely chopped
  • 1 oz Ginger adrak, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Green coriander hara dhaniya, chopped
  • 6 Green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp White pepper safed mirch powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • 6 Green cardamom choti elaichi
  • 4 Cloves laung
  • 1 Cinnamon dalchini, 1 inch stick
  • 2 oz Onions roughly chopped
  • 1 oz Garlic lasan paste
  • 1 tbsp Ginger paste
  • 3/4 cup Tomatoes chopped, pureed
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp Cream
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • a pinch Mace javitri powder
  • Dough for sealing the dish


  • Put the bananas in a pan, cover with water and boil for 30 minutes. Cool, peel, and mash.
  • Mix in the onions, ginger, green coriander, green chillies, white pepper powder, and salt. Divide into 15 portions and roll into balls (koftas) between your palms. Deep-fry in a Wok (kadhai) on low heat till golden brown. Keep aside.
  • Remove the excess oil from the Wok, leaving 4 tbsp behind. Heat the oil and crackle the whole spices. Add the roughly chopped onions. Saute till transparent. Add ginger and garlic pastes; saute till onions turn brown.
  • Add tomato puree, red chilli powder, and salt. Cook till the oil surfaces.
  • Add 2 cups water. Bring to the boil, remove and strain through soup strainer into another pot.
  • Return the Wok to heat and bring the gravy to the boil. Add cream. Remove and add honey.
  • Arrange the koftas in an ovenproof casserole. Pour gravy over them, sprinkle with mace powder, cover and seal the dish with dough.
  • Place the dish in a preheated oven at 140°C (275°F) and cook for 8 - 10 minutes.
  • Open the seal and serve hot with steamed rice or any Indian bread.
Calories: 215 kcal
Carbohydrates: 43 g
Protein: 3 g
Fat: 5g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Sodium: 248 mg
Potassium: 639 mg
Fiber: 8 g
Sugar: 20 g
Vitamin A: 638 IU
Vitamin C: 27 mg
Calcium: 65 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Dishes Curries
Cuisine Indian
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