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  • 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

For gravy

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

Makhana 20

Milk. 1/2 cup

Garam masala a large pinch.


For Kofta :

  1. Peel and grate boiled raw banana and potatoes .

  2. Add all other ingredients mentioned under kofta except oil. Mix well

  3. Taste and adjust seasoning

  4. Divide into 6-8 equal portions.

  5. Wet your hands and shape them into balls.

  6. Press with your fingers to flatten them slightly .

  7. Air fry them in an Air Fryer .

  8. Brush them generously with oil and air fry them for 15-20 minutes until golden at 180 degrees Celsius.

  9. Flip them once in between and brush them with oil .

  10. You can also oan fry them on a heavy bottom non stick pan, until golden on both sides.

For gravy

  1. Take a heavy bottom pan.

  2. Tip in onions, ginger, garlic, tomatoes and makhana.

  3. Add 1 cup water.

  4. Bring it to a boil, let it simmer till onions and tomatoes turn mushy.

  5. Let it cool.

  6. Make its puree and pass it through a mesh sieve to get creamy , silken smooth puree.

  7. Heat oil in a pan .Add asafoetida and cumin .

  8. Once cumin turns golden add green chili.

  9. After 30 seconds add red chilli powder.

  10. Mix and quickly add 2 tbsp water.

  11. Now add turmeric powder and coriander powder

  12. Give it a good mix.

  13. Saute for a few seconds.

  14. Tip in the prepared puree.

  15. Let it come to a boil.

  16. Now add salt and sugar.

  17. Add milk and let it simmer till oil floats on top.

  18. Taste and adjust seasoning.

  19. Add garam masala.

  20. Check the consistency of the gravy and add boiled water as needed

To serve :

  1. Place the koftas in a shallow glass dish.

  2. Micro on high for 1 minute.

  3. Pour boiling hot gravy over the koftas.

  4. Garnish with chopped coriander .

  5. Serve immediately with an Indian bread of your choice.


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