Halwai March 19, 2021

Ingredients:

• For the kofta
• Raw banana – 2
• 1/2 – Onion
• Pepper-1 tsp
• Green chillies – 4
• Coriander leaves – 3-4 sprigs
• Ginger -1/2 inch
• Salt to taste
• For the gravy:
• Onions – 2
• Tomatoes – 2
• Coriander leaves-2 tsps
• Honey – 1 tsp
• Mace powder – a pinch
• Red Chilli powder – 1.5 tsps
• Cream – 3 tsp
• Butter – 1.5 tsp
• Cardamoms, Cinnamons and Cloves
• Garlic Ginger paste-2 tbsp
• Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Boil raw banana in enough water for 30 minutes. Cool, peel and mash.
  2. Add salt, ginger, coriander, green chillies, pepper and finely chopped onions.
  3. Make small balls.
  4. Deep fry in a kadai on low heat till golden brown. Keep aside.
  5. In a kadai, pour 4 tbsps of oil and crackle cardamoms, cloves and cinnamon. Add the finely chopped onions and saute till transparent.
  6. Add garlic ginger paste and saute till onions turn brown.
  7. Make a puree of tomato in a blender and add it to the kadai along with red chilli powder and salt. Cook till oil surfaces.
  8. Add cream and butter. Remove from flame and add honey..
  9. Arrange Koftas in an oven proof casserole, pour gravy and sprinkle with mace powder. Cover and seal dish.
  10. Place dish in a preheated oven at 275 degree F for 10 minutes.
  11. Sprinkle finely chopped coriander leaves and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Gayathri