Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Kola Urundai aka Fried Raw banana balls

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

~* Ingredients *~
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

The Making:

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. :)

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  1. Yumm, this would be a perfect snack or side. Looks very delicious.

  2. delicious savouries looks wonderful

  3. I've got some bananas that would be perfect for this! They look like a tasty snack for sure!

  4. So yummy yummy. They looks perfect. Very innovative.

  5. Crispy and yummy bannana balls....can be ate as snack too.

  6. Wow..great appetizers..crispy n yum!

    US Masala

  7. Yum Yum Yum! never made it like this!

  8. they look perfect...nice appetizer too!
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  9. Banana balls look wonderful. Very wholesome snack.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. Lovely kola urundai..yummy too.thanks for ssharing.

  11. never tried this..but who can say no 2 fried stuff right :)

  12. This is very new for me, this will be bliss on lazy evenings!

  13. Usually i do kola urundais with yam, raw banana urundais sounds truly marvellous and crispy..

  14. Kola urundai with tea will be wonderful.

  15. That is so creative and interesting !

  16. Yummy, looks and sounds amazing!

  17. ரொம்ப நல்ல செய்து இருக்கிங்க...

  18. Perfect snack for my tea break in awhile! I'm grabbing some over ;)

  19. Recipe is new to me and sounds very delicious! Will have to try it out!


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