Raw Banana Cutlets(Baked/Pan Fried)

Raw Banana Cutlets | How to make Plantain Cutlets | Kacche Kele Ke Kebab Recipe

Raw Banana Cutlets

Crispy outside and soft inside, Raw Banana Cutlets, delicious melt in mouth VEGAN and GLUTEN-FREE Cutlets or Kebabs.

A light low calorie snack which is also DIABETIC FRIENDLY. Yes, made with Raw Bananas/Plantains and Oats, these NO ONION GARLIC Kebabs are a quick and easy to make snack option for the evening snack time or for get togethers.

Many people do not like the texture of Raw Bananas. These cutlets/kebabs are perfect for the fussy eaters who do not like raw banana curries or stir frys.

And the best part is that these are BAKED or PAN FRIED in low oil so these are healthy and guilt-free snack treat from kids to the seniors in the house.

Raw Bananas are availabe all round the year, so any time of the year you can make these and enjoy.

Chilli winters or Monsoon evenings these are perfect with a cup of masala chai. Even during summers enjoy these as chaat just like Aloo Tikki with yogurt and chutneys.

Health Benefits of Raw Bananas

Raw Bananas are widely used in Indian cuisine. You can steam, boil, fry and stir fry raw banana and use in in making delicious curries, koftas, stews and everyone’s favourite Chips.

Raw bananas is a rice source of dietary fiber, rich source of Vit. B6 and Vit. C but contains very little proteins and fat. Raw Bananas also have low glycemic index and takes more time digest thus lowering the amount of sugar released in blood, thus known to be diabetic friendly.

Also, these are filling due to high fiber content which provides bulk and promotes satiety.

These are also known to be gut friendly which promotes the digestive health and helps in overcoming the constipation and other digestive problems.

But apart from all these benefits, many people with weak digestive systems should avoid these as due to high fiber content it may be hard for them to digest. These should be cooked properly before eating.

These are used as a substitute to potatoes by Jain community in India and many others who avoid tubers like potatoes in their diet.

How to make Raw Banana Kebabs


Raw Banana– Choose green firm bananas.

Oats Powder– I used powdered rolled oats. You can roast oats a bit in a pan, then cool it down and grind to fine powder.

Other substitutes that you can use instead of Oats in the recipe– Roasted Chickpea flour(Besan), Roasted Black Chickpea Flour(Sattu), Fine Roasted Semolina(Sooji), Cornflour/Cornstarch(as known in US), Tapioca Flour.

Related–Recipes using Oats Flour– Instant Sooji Oats Appe , Powder Packed Homemade Granola, Oats and Jaggery Ladoos

Spices— Roasted Cumin Seeds Powder(Bhuna Jeera), Dry Ginger Powder(Amchur), Red Chilli Powder, Salt

Herbs– Fresh Coriander Leaves/Cilantro, Ginger, Green Chillies(as preferred).

Oil for brushing on cutlets and for pan frying (optional).

Ingredients to make Raw Banana Cutlets

Method to make Plantain Cutlets

Checkout the video recipe for How to Make Raw Banana Cutlets in the Recipe Card


Usually people pan fry these cutlets oil. Frying gives it a crispy texture from outside. But I personally prefer BAKED Cutlets. Although the texture of baked cutlets is a lot different from the pan fried /deep fried ones, but the oil intake is reduced to minimum without compromising on the taste.

I have also made these in Air-fryer but since I am in India for a short period staying temporarily, I have not gathered much of the kitchen gadgets. I really miss my Air fryer. Hopefully very soon I go back and then will the pics/video for the Air -Fried version also. Checkout the steps to Air Fried these cutlets in the recipe Card.

How long can we store Raw Banana Cutlets

You can make ahead and refrigerate Raw Banana Cutlets for 3-4 days. Heat in oven (preheat mode) or in air fryer on reheat mode. Or, simply on the gas stove on the griddle/tawa.

Freeze the cutlets for about a month and then reheat directly without thawing.

Variations and Substitutions

To make for Fasting Days(Vrat ki Tikki)

Raw Bananas are one the vegetables preferred by people during religious fasting, so you can substitute oats flour with amaranth flour(Kuttu Atta) or Tapioca flour(Arrowroot).

You can also add potatoes or sweet potatoes with raw bananas.

Many people also add bread crumbs for binding. If you run out of any of the above mentioned flours used for binding, then you can add bread crumbs.

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Raw Banana Cutlets/Plantain Cutlets /Kachhe Kele Ke Kebab

Gluten-free, Vegan Friendly melt in mouth Cutlets/Kebabs made with Raw Bananas and Oats Flour.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Banana Cooking Time 15 mins
Course Snacks and Starters
Cuisine Indian
Servings 9 Kebabs


  • Pressure cooker
  • Oven/Air Fryer/Griddle


  • 6 Raw Bananas(small)
  • ½-¾ Cup Oats Flour Grind quick rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp Finely Chopped Coriander/Cilantro
  • Fresh Ginger(small piece)
  • 1-2 Green Chillies
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • 1 tbsp Oil to add in cutlet dough
  • Salt as per taste
  • ¼ Cup Oil(use as required) to brush cutlets and cook on pan/griddle


Preparations to make Raw Banana Cutlets

  • Wash nicely raw bananas. Cut the tip and the end of bananas.
  • Pressure cook for 2 whistles. Let the pressure come down naturally.
  • You can also boil bananas in an open pan , it takes about 15 minutes.
  • Once the pressure comes down, open the lid and take out the bananas.
  • Let the bananas cool down completely.
  • Meanwhile, dry roast oats on medium flame in a pan.
  • Let oats cool down and then grind to fine powder.
  • Once bananas are easy(cool) to handle, take out the peel.
  • Mash the boiled and peeled bananas with a fork. Please not bananas should be completely cool before adding spices else the kebab mixture will lose water.
  • In motor pestle coarsely crush green chilies(if using) and ginger.
  • Add oats flour, all the above mentioned spices(in ingredient section) and ginger green chilli paste. You can also add store bought ginger paste and finely chop chilies.
  • Add finely chopped cilantro leaves and then mix the mixture well.
  • It will be like a cookie dough. If the mixture feels a little lose then add 1-2 tbsp more oats flour.
  • Now shape the cutlets /kebabs. Take some portion of kebab mixture about the size lemon, make a round ball and then flatten lightly with palms.
  • Similarly make all the kebabs.
  • Optional- You can roll the cutlets in oats powder. For that take 1-2 tbsp oats powder in a dish.
  • Roll the cutlets nicely to coat the flour uniformly.

To Bake Raw Banana Cutlets

  • Preheat Oven to 180°C.
  • Bake Kebabs for 10-15 mins each from both the side.
  • Grill for 5 mins. if you want a more brown color.
  • Once done, take out of the oven and serve hot with ketchup or chutney of choice.
  • To make in OTG keep both the rods mode on while baking.

To make in Air Fryer

  • Switch on the air fryer mode.
  • Arrange the kebabs in the basket.
  • Air fry the kebabs at 180°C or 200°F.

To make on Griddle

  • Heat a griddle on gas stove at medium flame.
  • Add about 1-2 tbsp oil.
  • Arrange kebabs and fry from both the sides till light/golden brown from both sides.

To serve

  • Serve hot with Chutney or ketchup of your choice.



Variations and Substitutions

To make for Fasting Days(Vrat ki Tikki)—-Raw Bananas are one the vegetables preferred by people during religious fasting, so you can substitute oats flour with amaranth flour(Kuttu Atta) or Tapioca flour(Arrowroot).

You can also add potatoes or sweet potatoes with raw bananas.
Many people also add bread crumbs for binding. If you run out of any of the above mentioned flours used for binding, then you can add bread crumbs.
Keyword Plantain Cutlets, Raw Banana Cutlets
Plantain Cutlets/Kacche Kele Ke Kebabs

Do try these healthy, fiber rich Raw Banana kebabs. Make for your guests or family evening snack time. Enjoy the monsoon rains or chill winter evenings with a cup of ginger tea.

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Author: Swati

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14 thoughts

  1. Raw banana cutlets look super inviting. loving the idea of using oats instead of potatoes or bread crumbs. oats are making thme completely healthy and guilt free snacks. superb share!!

  2. Raw Banana kebabs sound so healthy and delicious ! I love the use of oats flour in this recipe for binding. I usually add Amaranth flour for binding and make a flahari version of it.

  3. These look simply wonderful. A great way to use plantain in the kitchen or even raw bananas that don’t ripen well. Looking at the image with the ingredients, I can just imagine how flavoursome this is!

  4. These raw banana cutlets looks incredibly delicious. Love this simple and flavourful recipe Swaty. Would love to treat my family with these lovely cutlets.

  5. Raw Banana Cutlets are beautiful in shapes. Love both the way you have prepared here. yes, I too agree, most don’t like raw bananas, this is an awesome idea to make tempting snacks like these.

  6. Raw Banana kababs look so delish. Addition of oats powder to bind them makes these super healthy. Like that you have given different methods of cooking them. Makes it easy for those wanting to make it. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe

  7. Such an easy and healthy recipe Swati. We usually make cutlets using Potato and bread crumbs which is not good for family health. but this recipe contains oats and raw banana I can make this without any guilt will try this soon.

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