This is MIL’s recipe which she again adapted from a local TV program. She made this for us one day and it was a hit with my husband. When going through my pantry during a Sunday cleaning session, I came across a whole raw banana lying there idly. The next instant this recipe struck my mind.
Makes – 15 – 20 balls; Preparation time – 20 mins
Raw banana – 1
Small onions – 10
Grated Coconut – 1/4 cup
Green chili – 1
Curry leaves – half of a handful
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Salt – to taste
Oil – for frying
Pressure cook the raw banana for 3 whistles / till the banana is fully cooked. The banana should become soft and mushy. Cool it down and peel the outer layer.
Meanwhile, blend the onions, coconut chili, curry leaves and cumin seeds in the mixie till you get a coarse mixture.
Mash the banana well with your hand without any lumps. Add the above mixture to the banana paste, add salt and mix well. Set aside for 15 mins.
Form the mixture into small balls (the size of a gooseberry) and fry them in oil till evenly golden brown.
Serve hot. This makes a good side dish for rice or can be used as an evening snack. It can also be used to make Kofta curries which I haven't tried yet but will surely try it in the near future and share the recipe. :)