Raw Banana ki Kachri

I was making Raw Bananas kofta a while ago and pressured cook the bananas for much longer than needed and hence had a disaster at hand with mushy pulp of bananas. Koftas were no way possible.

Raw Banana ki Kachri

Comfort food

To turn around the chaos, I decided to use up my sister’s singhare ki kachri recipe to make a similar snack with banana. And whoa I had a winner at hand. It turned out equally good as singhare ki kachri.

Raw Banana ki Kachri

Tastes better when eaten warm with generous amount of ghee or butter

Like the water chestnut recipe, raw banana kachri also tastes better when eaten warm and topping it with ginger pickle and ghee or butter really adds to the overall experience.

Raw Banana ki Kachri

Ingredients

5 raw bananas
1 tablespoon of ghee (clarified butter)
½ teaspoon of cumin seeds (jeera)
½-1 tablespoon of butter
2-3 dry whole red chillies
½ teaspoon chaat masala for sprinkling
1 teaspoon of ginger pickle
salt to taste
pinch of asafoetida (hing)
juice of 1 lemon

Preparation

1.Thoroughly wash the bananas and pressure cook them with little water without removing the skin. Allow the cooker to let off the steam slowly. Don't force the steam out by lifting the whistle. Once the steam is completely out, drain the bananas of any water. Gently peel off the skin leaving behind the pulp.
2.Heat ghee in a small pan or wok, add dry red chillies and allow them to sputter and leave a gorgeous aroma. You can split the red chillies using a kitchen scissors as well. Splitting the red chillies brings out the strong flavour of chilli. Using a slotted spoon remove the chillies and keep aside.
3.Now add asafoetida and cumin seeds in the ghee. Once they sputter, add the banana pulp and lightly roast it. Mash the pulp further into a paste while roasting. It will be very easy to mash as the bananas are already very soft from pressure cooking. Add salt to taste. Keep aside.
4.When you are ready to serve, place the banana pulp in a bowl, top it with roasted red chillies, butter, lemon juice, chaat masala and instant ginger pickle.

Notes

Recipe is adapted from singhare ki kachri from a family recipe my elder sister makes.

Pressure cook should be long enough to make the bananas loose their firmness completely and should be malleable.

It is best eaten warm with generous helping of ghee (clarified butter) or butter.

Raw Banana ki Kachri

Raw Banana ki Kachri