Raw Banana Cutlet Recipe-Vrat ka khana

Raw Banana Cutlet Recipe-Vrat ka Khana

Raw Banana is Satvik

When one is allowed to eat these delectable Raw Banana Cutlet Recipe as Vrat ka khana, I could fast every day. Vrat food is so exotic that we make it rarely and when you can eat to your heart’s content there is no fasting in it is there? But yes it is Satvik, pure, vegetarian and simple and a great way to detox the body from the Tamsik food that we eat. Some people do not eat a raw banana during Vrat so please make sure if you want to.

Raw Banana Dishes

Living in South India, raw banana is something that is ubiquitous. We are used to eating off banana leaves which are used for every auspicious occasion. Raw banana curry is a regular in my menu. Boiled and tempered Raw banana curry is tasty when eaten with steamed rice in the south while I have heard of Kele ke kofte up north. Banana chips are in great demand and a sought after snack from down South and so is Banana Bhujia.

Benefits of Raw Banana

Raw banana has sturdy starch, which the small intestine does not absorb. Owing to this ability, banana can actually keep type-2 diabetes at bay. The high fibre content helps in losing weight and it keeps you fuller for a longer time. Raw bananas are full of potassium which helps the better functioning of nerves. The good bacteria or pro-biotic quality of raw banana helps keep your gut healthy. Being rich In Vitamins and nutrients it helps regulate blood sugar escalates haemoglobin levels.

How I made Raw Banana Cutlet Recipe for Vrat ka Khana

But honestly I have never made Raw Banana cutlets before and I attempted them with trepidation. But I guess experience with cooking worked for me and they turned out absolutely marvellous. I was adventurous enough to try out different shapes with m cookie cutter. I thought I would have to add Kuttu ka atta as a binder but I didn’t need too. Shall I tell you my secret for that? Well, I cut the bananas into many pieces and didn’t over boil them. I grated the pieces after boiling and peeling and the texture was nice and firm. It was not mushy or sticky and I could easily get them into a fancy heart, star and flower shaped.

Today is Day 2 of Navratri Vrat Recipes. If you have missed Day 1, do check out the Banana Lassi.

Raw Banana Cutlets-Vrat ka khana
Print Recipe
Raw banana cutlets, seasoned with ginger, coriander, green chilli and black cardamom.Mashed and fried are Golden brown tasty dumplings.
Servings Prep Time
4 persons 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 persons 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Raw Banana Cutlets-Vrat ka khana
Print Recipe
Raw banana cutlets, seasoned with ginger, coriander, green chilli and black cardamom.Mashed and fried are Golden brown tasty dumplings.
Servings Prep Time
4 persons 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 persons 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: persons
Instructions
  1. Cut the bananas into 2-inch size pieces. Boil the bananas in just enough water to cover the bananas.
  2. Add ginger and 1 black cardamom to the boiling bananas. Once the bananas are cooked but at bite like consistency, remove from fire. It will take 10 to 15 minutes in an open pan.
  3. Once cool peel the banana chunks and grate.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix nicely to get a firm dough like consistency.
  5. Shape into any shape of your choice, round, cylindrical or take cookie cutters and make fancy shapes like hearts, stars or flowers.
  6. Because of grating my mixture was perfect, not mushy or soggy and could be moulded easily. But if your mixture acts up on you then add Kuttu ka atta to bind and dust the cutlets.
  7. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the cutlets till golden and drain on a paper towel. You can even pan fry the cutlets.
  8. Fry until golden brown.
  9. Serve the Raw Banana cutlets with mint chutney. Enjoy
Recipe Notes

Cut the banana into 2-3 inch pieces

Use just enough water that covers the banana and dries up.

Boil banana till it has a little bite in it. Do not over boil.

Grate the banana after peeling instead of mashing. It is easier to bind.

Harjeet Kaur
jeetjinder@gmail.com

My writing was limited to school essays and projects for my kids and out of the blue, my writing career began with writing articles for the magazine section of a reputed national newspaper. I rediscovered my best subject at school and began writing with gusto. I had a weekend column in the newspaper which was well appreciated. I started off writing about Interiors and Gardens and later diverse topics like Fashion, trends, food and events in the city. Juggling my time between various jobs down the years and my writing, I have written content for fliers, brochures for colleges, speeches, social media content and also website content. I love writing and I am open to writing on a plethora of topics. My blog has some interesting insights into my life and travels but now it is mainly a food blog as I am growing organic vegetables and cooking my own produce is very therapeutic. Read my blogs to know me better. I write from my heart and what I write is what I feel... I feel a feel, A funny feel A funny feel, feel I! If you feel the feel I feel You'll feel the same as I!!

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