Last Saturday when R told me our invited guests were vegetarians, I had a real challenge to encounter! I cook veg food but I wasn’t sure how an all veg meal will turn out to be! At the end it turned out just right, despite all the nightmares!Will post all the stuff I made in separate posts. For now, I wanted to share the entre which they totally loved! Tiny raw banana patties.
You’ll need :
2 big raw bananas
2-3 medium sized potatoes
2 onions chopped
1 spoon grated ginger/ginger paste
1 spoon red chilly powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala
Oil or ghee – 2 teaspoons
Salt to taste
Method: Boil the bananas and potatoes together (u can pressure cook – if you do pressure cook, then only wait for one whistle or a max of two). The idea is not to make the mash too soggy- so they need to boil just right :). Peel them and mash it together.
In a pan add oil/ghee and sauté chopped onions until translucent. Add ginger and sauté some more. Add turmeric and chilly powder and mix well. Now add the mashed banana and potatoes to this mixture and mix well until the masala blends with the mash. The mixture shouldn’t be watery/soggy as I mentioned earlier. The patties won’t be firm, then. If you feel it is, then add bread crumbs to this. It soaks up the excess moisture. Add garam masala and coriander powder and mix again and let it cool. Once cold, make tiny patties of them and pan roast them with little oil/ghee. Serve with tomato ketchup.
You can add boiled veggies like peas and carrot and also raisins/sultanas to make this more nutritious and tastier! Its a sure shot winner – its tasty, nutritious, and not deeeeep fried! Try it :)