Thursday, May 3, 2012

Kancha Kadali Bara (Green Plantain Cutlet)


Last year when I was on a quick getaway with school friends, my cousin E volunteered to stay over the weekend. She made this for the kids at home and it was a super-duper hit! This is a super yummy side dish and loaded with tonnes of healthy stuff too. Green plantain is rich in iron and the fresh herbs add a unique flavor to the dish. I have no problem getting my kids to eat (if I don't add the green chillies). It is a staple in our house these days and gets made at least once a week! She says that you can add these baras/cutlets to a spicy tomato based curry to make kofta curry! But my baras get finished off as is and the kofta curry is still on my to-do list.

Ingredients

2 large plantains
5-6 large potatoes
1 large onion chopped fine

Green chillies cut into small pieces (optional if making for the kids)
1 bunch of coriander leaves
1 bunch of mint leaves
1/2 inch ginger - grated

Salt to taste
1/2 lemon (optional) or 1 tea spoon amchur powder (optional)
Oil to pan fry the baras

How To

Take the skin of the plantain and boil them with the potatoes in a pressure cooker for 1-2 whistles. If you dont want, to take the skin off the plantain before boiling then leave the plantain skin on, boil and then take the skin off.
Peal the skin of the potatoes and plantain (if you haven't done it earlier). The skin comes off super easy!
Mash the boiled potatoes and boiled raw plantain well.
Add the chopped onions, green chillies, grated ginger, chopped mint and coriander leaves.
Add either the amchur powder or lemon and salt and mix well.
Make small sized balls once the mixture has cooled down and can be worked with hand.

Shallow fry in low heat in a nonstick skillet with a tea spoon of bara per batch. Once done, flip to the other side and cook again for a few minutes. Enjoy yummy and healthy kancha kadali baras with rice and dal.




70 comments:

  1. Yummy and healthy cutlet.. looks delicious.. thanks for the recipe :)
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  2. Looks delicious and nice idea with raw bananas

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  3. real wonderful dish. we love this at home too.

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  4. Hi,
    Very nice recipe..looks yummy!!

    Have you ever tried the cutlets of green peas?? For the recipe, see

    http://recipe-green-peas-cutlets.blogspot.in

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    1. Anshu - I did see your post. Thanks for sharing. My MIL makes them too...

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  5. Never tried cutlets with plantain....looks yum...

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  6. hi somoo,
    love these cutlets at teatime...mouthwatering!

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    1. @Suparna - welcome back...
      So glad to see you here...

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  7. They look superb, never tried kebabs with plantains..

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    1. @Hema - thanks. let me know if you try it!

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  8. Gr8 twist to usual tikkis,perfect tea time snack...

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  9. looks so delicious. amazing recipe

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  10. Looks nice a nice variation for potato

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  11. Never included plantain, sounds a great an easy way to feed kids- Good one!

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    1. @Cham - yes it is pretty easy to get into the kids... the herbs jazz up the plantain very nicely...

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  12. We make koftas with raw banana, this sounds very yum

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    1. @jeya - i am sure the kofta curry is yummy too...

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  13. Your post really helpful for my research and developed.


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  14. Cutlets with green plantain sounds like a great idea! Should be perfect snack for tea time

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  15. Oh yummy! I love these types of cakes :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  16. I am a fan of your cutlets....This is totally nice. Looks so crispy n delicious dear.

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  17. Yummy cutlets, looks so crispy n delicious.

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  18. this is super way to use plantains! Thanks for reviving some traditional recipes that might otherwise be lost! :)

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  19. @Jagruti - thanks! I will check it out...

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  20. very delicious n yummy cutlets !!!love to giv it a try sometime !!!

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  21. Delicious .. perfect for this rainy evenings :)

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  22. Lip smacking cutlets, really appeatizing and sounds inviting!!

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  23. Kaanch kola ar bora is very popular with us Bengalis too :-) They look yum, no wonder these disappear so quickly in your house :-)

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  24. This is kind of indigenous recipe to our region. My mom is planning to do a guest post on the same in my blog soon as well. Looking fwd to it..glad to hear your kids also love this.

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  25. @Suchi - oh nice... Our food is pretty similar I think.
    @Jay - thanks!
    @Pragyan - so looking forward to seeing your mom's guest post.

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  26. very delicious plantain cutlet.

    Thanks for visit my blog..

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  27. Hi dear, How are you? Thanks for the wonderful comment in my blog. Cutlets looks very tempting and delicious :)

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    1. Gita - thanks! Hope to see you often though it is tough with young kids...

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  28. Just came across your blog - I LOVE IT! Being an Oriya and staying away from home at university, makes me miss all this so much. I am seriously drooling right now :)

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    1. thanks... I know what you mean... You miss the same food that you thought was boring earlier... Its funny at times...

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  29. Those cutlets looks so delicious. Mouthwatering.

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  30. Looks very yummy :) Happy to follow you!!

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  31. Hey just popped in to say hi. Hope you are doing fine :-)

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  33. Hey - Send me your number in an email psorisha AT gmail DOTT com - glad to learn you are also a fellow BITSian - who knew we exchanged so many notes not to realize this till date! :) Look forward to catch up - if you are ever in DC area, an open invite to visit us! :)

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  34. Even we Bengalis love the plantian cutlets very much , even the flowers and leaves are well utilized

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  35. Wow..love these plantain cutlets. Look delicious and a great snack for kids. A must try recipe. First time here and love your collection of recipes. Following you.

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  36. Hi Somoo! Thinking of you and hope everything is fine. Long time since you have posted anything.
    Hope you are well.

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  37. Hi Somoo ....
    New follower of your blog :-)
    Please do visit mine in your spare time :-)
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    Today's Recipe
    Paneer Butter Masala

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