Fried Green Banana dumplings in spicy gravy (Kanch Kolar Kofta curry)

Hello everybody !!

Many of you loved the Fried Banana Flower Dumpling preparation. So I thought of sharing with you a similar recipe using green banana. If you have not seen the banana flower recipe please go ahead and check it out, I had done a small recipe series with it last month.

As you know fried dumplings preparation is a little time consuming, but they are delicious. They are perfect when you have party / festival / any guests coming. The dish both looks and tastes equally perfect for your special lunch.

You can even serve the fried dumplings with any sauce of your choice as a snack. The gravy converts it into a side dish for rice / bread.

Lets get started !!


Preparation Time : 10 minutes

For the dumplings :

Take a big bowl. Fill ½ the bowl with water and few pinches of salt. Peel the green bananas, cut each of them into 3 pieces and immediately put them into the bowl. Next take a pressure cooker. Add the bananas. Add few more pinches of salt and a pinch of turmeric powder. Also add 2 to 3 cups of water. Close the cooker with the lid and wait till 4 whistles in medium flame. Once the bananas are boiled, take them out in a paper towel wrapped plate. Try to blot out as much water as possible.

Peel and cut a medium potato into 4 pieces. Add the potato and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker. Close the lid and wait until 2 whistles in medium flame. Take them out in the same bowl with the boiled bananas.

For the gravy :

In a mixer grinder, prepare smooth paste separately for onions, ginger-garlic and tomatoes and keep them in respective bowls.

Cooking Time : 15 minutes

Ingredients :

  • Green Banana – 4, peel & cut each into 3 pieces and boil
  • Potato – 1 medium, peel & cut into 4 pieces and boil
  • Onion – 1 large, prepare a smooth paste
  • Ginger & Garlic – crush 6 garlic cloves and 4 inch ginger together (You can also use 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste)
  • Tomato – 1 large, prepare a smooth paste
  • Green Chillies – 2 , slitted (only garnishing)
  • Fresh Coriander leaves – 2 tablespoon, finely chopped
  • Raisins – 6 (only garnishing)
  • Dry Mango powder – 1 tablespoon (If you do not have dry mango powder, you can use 1 teaspoon lemon juice)
  • Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Black Pepper Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Shahi Garam Masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Clarified butter (Ghee) – 1 tablespoon,melted
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Sugar – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Refined oil – 6 to 8 tablespoon


Recipe :

  1. Take a deep bottom frying pan. Add oil and let it heat up.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add boiled bananas, boiled potatoes, salt, dry mango powder, black pepper powder and salt. Mash everything and mix well till you get a smooth mixture.
  3. Check if the oil is completely heated up. If so, then form small round balls with the mixture and place them one by one into the oil.
  4. Deep fry the dumplings in medium flame until they become golden brown on all sides.
  5. Once the dumplings are done, take them out in a plate.
  6. Now you can take a wok, or use the same deep bottom frying pan for the gravy. Keep about 2 to 3 tablespoon oil in the wok / pan and keep rest of the oil aside.
  7. Since the oil is already hot, add sugar. After few seconds add onion paste. Stir for a minute.
  8. Add crushed ginger garlic paste. Mix and stir everything until the paste starts changing color (It will become slightly brownish).
  9. Next add tomato puree. Mix everything and stir for a minute.
  10. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder and coriander powder. Mix everything and keep stirring until the spices start releasing oil.
  11. Add 1 and 1/2 cup warm water. Mix well. Place the dumplings into the gravy. Add fresh coriander leaves.
  12. Cover the wok / pan with a lid and let the dumplings cook.
  13. Wait until the gravy becomes thick and sticks to the dumplings. Do not make it too runny or too dry.
  14. Once everything is done, turn the flame off. Add shahi garam masala powder, green chillies and melted clarified butter. Mix carefully. Garnish with raisins on top of the dumplings.
  15. Cover the lid again and give the dish some standing time.

Serve Fried Green Banana Dumplings in spicy gravy hot with rice / bread.



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