Raw Banana (Plantain) Tikki Recipe
Nowadays I see plenty of raw bananas in the market. You usually make either banana chips or make some veg preparation with raw bananas. There are no popular Raw Banana recipes that I know of.When I was on the quest of preparing a grain-free breakfast menu, I thought of making these kebabs. Yes, they are grain free, vegan and yet tasty.
I didn’t even use potato, garlic and onion. Hence it can also be had as a pure Jain snack. These banana kebabs are a healthy snack to have whenever you are observing a fast. I have it with tartar dip and chaat green chutney. For a vegan option, tartar dip can be avoided.
Whoever loves chaat, will definitely like the flavor of these cutlets. Ohh…cutlets, tikki or kebab, whatever you may call them.I make all preparations the night before and pat these kebabs into shape and refrigerate them. Next morning, within 10-12 minutes I shallow fry them and they are ready to serve.
You can make a large batch and refrigerate them on Friday so that you don’t have to get up early on weekends to make some yummy breakfast. Some days you can serve them plain…other days make some ragda patties or tikki chat with them.
Raw banana is a good option for diabetic people. Since Raw Bananas contain a lot of nutrients and have a high GI index. Now let’s get to the step by step recipe of making raw banana kebabs.
Equipment and Utensils
Cooker with cooker vessel
225 grams (1½ cup) Raw Banana mashed or grated (4 medium size bananas)
20 ml Vegetable Oil for shallow frying
Spices and Aromatics:
1½ teaspoon Green Chili and Ginger Paste
½ teaspoon Roasted Cumin Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1 small bunch finely chopped Coriander Leaves
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
Keep bananas in the pressure cooker vessel and cook them for 4 to 5 whistles.
When bananas are cooled down, peel them with a knife.
Mash or grate boiled bananas in a large bowl.
Add all ingredients mentioned under the tag ‘Spices and Aromatics’.
Mix everything together, adjust seasoning and make small round tikki shaped balls.
Add oil in a pan and keep it on medium flame.
When oil gets hot, arrange kebabs in the pan.
When they get golden brown on one side flip over to the other side.
When it is fried from the other side as well, serve them hot with chutney.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 12 minutes
Number of Servings: 3
Total Calories: 296.4 Kcal
Fat: 20.51 gm
Protein: 3.48 gm
Carbohydrates: 34.13 gm
Iron: 14.25 mg