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Raw-Banana-Cutlets

Raw Banana Cutlets/Plantain Cutlets /Kachhe Kele Ke Kebab

Swati
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

Equipment

  • Pressure cooker
  • Oven/Air Fryer/Griddle

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

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.

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Notes

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
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