- Preeti Shridhar
Low Fat Kacche Kele (Raw banana ) ke Kofte
Kofta Curry is usually quite rich. Here is a low fat version. Instead of frying the koftas I have air fried them using just a tbsp of oil. Trust me the koftas tasted as good as the fried ones. Even in the gravy I have used Makhana ( Lotus Seeds) instead of Cashewnuts.
These melt in the mouth koftas remind you of malai kofta .
To make the gravy vegan, replace milk with coconut milk.
Check other kofta recipes here
Lauki ke kofte
For Kofta :
Raw banana boiled 1
Potatoes boiled 2 medium
Green chilli 1/2 finely chopped
Red chilli powder. 1/2 tsp
Raw mango powder. 1/4 ts
Coriander chopped. 1 tbsp
Bread crumbs. 4 tbsp
Salt to taste
Garam masala a large pinch
Oil 1 tbsp for brushing
Oil. 1 tbsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Green chilli. 1/2 finely chopped
Cumin. 1/2 tsp
Garlic crushed. 1/2 tsp.
Onion, 1/2 cup finely chopped
Tomatoes 3 large
Ginger grated 1 tsp.
Red chilli powder. 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp.
Coriander powder. 2 tsp
Water. 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar. 1 tsp
Milk. 1/2 cup
Garam masala a large pinch.
For Kofta :
Peel and grate boiled raw banana and potatoes .
Add all other ingredients mentioned under kofta except oil. Mix well
Taste and adjust seasoning
Divide into 6-8 equal portions.
Wet your hands and shape them into balls.
Press with your fingers to flatten them slightly .
Air fry them in an Air Fryer .
Brush them generously with oil and air fry them for 15-20 minutes until golden at 180 degrees Celsius.
Flip them once in between and brush them with oil .
You can also oan fry them on a heavy bottom non stick pan, until golden on both sides.
Take a heavy bottom pan.
Tip in onions, ginger, garlic, tomatoes and makhana.
Add 1 cup water.
Bring it to a boil, let it simmer till onions and tomatoes turn mushy.
Let it cool.
Make its puree and pass it through a mesh sieve to get creamy , silken smooth puree.
Heat oil in a pan .Add asafoetida and cumin .
Once cumin turns golden add green chili.
After 30 seconds add red chilli powder.
Mix and quickly add 2 tbsp water.
Now add turmeric powder and coriander powder
Give it a good mix.
Saute for a few seconds.
Tip in the prepared puree.
Let it come to a boil.
Now add salt and sugar.
Add milk and let it simmer till oil floats on top.
Taste and adjust seasoning.
Add garam masala.
Check the consistency of the gravy and add boiled water as needed
To serve :
Place the koftas in a shallow glass dish.
Micro on high for 1 minute.
Pour boiling hot gravy over the koftas.
Garnish with chopped coriander .
Serve immediately with an Indian bread of your choice.