Kacche kele ka kofta/ plantain dumplings in spicy tomato sauce-(low-fat)

        This variety of kofta(i.e with plantains) has been in my mind for almost a year now. My sister made this during my visit to India last year. She got the recipe from a bengali friend of hers. So I am not too sure whether this is a popular dish in the north east region of India and also I am certainly not following the exact recipe that my sis has followed as I don’t remember that anymore. In case any one about the roots of this particular thing, do mention in the comment section and I will be happy to learn about it. I have followed a very simple recipe and the preparation does not involve a lot of time. It was delicious.We enjoyed it with some hot rotis.

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Kacche kele ka kofta/ plantain dumplings in spicy tomato sauce-(low-fat) Yum
Course side dish

For the koftas
For the gravy/spicy tomato sauce-
Course side dish
For the koftas
For the gravy/spicy tomato sauce-
  1. Cook the peeled potato and the plantain(along with the skin) in a pressure cooker. Then peel off the skin from the plantain.Mash the potato and plantain and combine them together.Add rest of the ingredients (except the oil and besan).Mix them well. Make small lemon sized balls with them.Roll the balls on the besan so that its coated properly with the flour.
  2. Add few drops of oil in a aebleskiver pan/paniyaaram pan.Place the prepared balls in them. Cook on all sides properly till they turn golden brown in colour.The koftas are ready.Keep them seperately.
  3. Note- You can also deep fry the koftas.
For the gravy/spicy tomato sauce-
  1. Blend together the chopped onion, tomatoes, ginger and garlic in a mixer and grind them to a smooth paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the ground paste followed by turmeric powder, red chilly powder coriander powder, cumin seeds powder,kasuri methi and garam masala. Saute the mixture well till the raw smell of the onions goes off. Now add around half to one glass of water to dilute the mixture.Add the salt.Continue to cook the gravy and keep stirring occasionally for another 10 minutes till the gtavy thickens a bit.
  3. Add the koftas to the gravy just about 10-15 minutes before you serve so that they don't turn soggy.
Recipe Notes

Serve them as a side dish for rotis or naans or even some rice variety.


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  1. Subhie Arun

    lovely dumplings….neva tried dumplings with plaintain…this looks yummy n tatsy!

  2. Priya Suresh

    Yum, irresistible plaintain kofta curry..inviting..

  3. My mom makes it excellent..looks yummm

  4. curry looks too yum,..;-)

  5. Tempting koftas….Very inviting.

  6. I want to make this for so long now…some how not happening and your version looks tempting ….

  7. Hamaree Rasoi

    Sowmya,I’ll give you 10/10 for remembering this bengali style kanchkolar kofta. Gravy looks just perfect. And make it in almost the same manner.Deepa Hamaree Rasoi

  8. My fav, looks very very delicious!!US Masala

  9. Sowmya Madhavan

    @Deepa- Thanks for the info..i really wanted to know about it..

  10. I’ve had plantain kofta curry just once and have fond memories of it.. the gravy base was a bit different and had some coconut as well. I too love using the paniyaram pan to make koftas 🙂


    This is totally new to me and am loving this recipe,looks damn tempting!

  12. This looks so delicious ,mouthwatering recipe.Gr8 clicks !!

  13. Torviewtoronto

    delicious flavours good use of plantain

  14. New koftas with plantain, they look delicious in gravy!

  15. jeyashrisuresh

    sounds very new and love the idea of making koftas with raw banans from the ususal potato one.

  16. dish looks so tasty and yummy……..

  17. Sounds yum, Sowmya!

  18. Very creative, looks delicious !


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