Kanchkolar Kofta Curry, West Bengal Cuisine

Kanchkolar Kofta Curry is a traditional Bengali recipe. This recipe is about green (unripe) bananas, boiled, mashed and given a shape of flat disc which are fried and dipped in a creamy curry.

Unripe banana in Bengali language ‘Kanchkola’ is good for stomach and contains iron in it which is again good for all. ‘Kanchkola’ is cooked almost in every Bengali household and Kofta Curry made with this makes a very delicious recipe. This goes well with hot chapattis or plain hot rice. Koftas in general are like many other introductions to Bengali cuisine due to the influence of Mughals in the region.

Ingredients for Koftas:
·  Green Bananas – 4 to 5

  • Potatoes – 2, medium size
  • Gram Flour – 3 to 4 tbsp
  • CuminPowder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Saltas per taste
  • Oil -1/2 cup

 

Ingredients for Gravy:
·  Onions – 2, medium size

  • Garlic- 4 to 5 cloves
  • Ginger- 1 inch
  • Tomato – 1, medium size
  • Water – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • MustardOil – 1 tbsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – 2 tsp
  • TurmericPowder – 1 tsp
  • CorianderSeeds – 3 to4 tbsp
  • Dry Red Chilli – 3 to 4, whole
  • Cumin Seeds – 2 tbsp
  • FennelSeeds – 1 tbsp
  • FenugreekSeeds – 1 tsp
  • Green Cardamom- 2 to 3
  • Black Cardamom- 2
  • Cinnamon- 2 to 3 sticks
  • Salt as per taste

To know more read:

http://www.indianetzone.com/76/kanchkolar_kofta_curry.htm

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