June 28, 2010

Plantain kofta curry and a anniversary

Plantain kofta curry

It's wonderful to have parents over. I remember when Ameya was about 2 1/2 - 3 months, there was a period of 10 days when neither set of parents were around. I think we ate out for half of the days.

Now it's back to delicious home-cooked food even when we have no time to cook. Last week, Aswin got plantains; my parents made plantain and potato kofta curry. When I told them I don't have the recipe on the blog, they volunteered to take pictures and write the recipe. I am only reproducing their work here.

Now to the anniversary part: Ahaar is four-years old. This baby is so much older and wiser than the 5-month old. It hasn't complained that I haven't paid much attention to it recently, but greets me as enthusiastically when I see it occasionally. So happy four dear Ahaar! I hope to see you much more frequently as I learn to manage my time all over again. And thank you dear friends, and fellow bloggers for dropping by and your insightful and encouraging comments.

Here is the recipe:
1 1/2 plantain - cut in small pieces
3 medium potatoes - cut in half
1 tspoon - red chile powder
1 onion - grated
1 tomato - chopped
1 small piece ginger
1 tspoon garlic paste
1/2 cup chickpea flour
2-3 green chile
2 dry red chile
1/4 tspoon asafoetida
1 tspoon cumin seeds
1/2 tspoon cumin powder
1/2 tspoon coriander powder
2 cups water
4-5 tbspoon oil
salt to taste


Plantain kofta curry

Boil plantain and potato. Take out the skin of plantain and potato and mash it. Add salt to taste and 1/2 tspoon chilli powder and mix it well.

Plantain kofta curry

Make small round balls of the mix. Now, add water to the chickpea flour to make a thick paste.Dip the round pieces in chickpea flour paste and then fry them. We shallow fried them.

Take the onion tomato, green chile, ginger and garlic and grind them to a smooth paste. Now heat the rest of the oil in a deep pan and temper it with asafoetida. Then add the red chile, and cumin seeds. After a minute, add the onion, tomato paste. Saute for a couple of minutes. Then add cumin powder and coriander powder and saute for another 2-3 minutes till the oil seperates from the paste. Add the rest of the water and bring it to a boil in medium heat. Once the water starts boiling, add the fried koftas into the curry. Let it cook on low heat for 4-5 minutes and then take it off the heat.

Plantain kofta curry

As the curry cooks, the plantain and potato koftas will soak some of the curry. Serve warm with rice, or naan.


  1. That's a new recipe...thanks for sharing

  2. Wishing your wise blog many more, Mandira. This is a delicious and a brand new recipe for sure.

  3. Lovely recipe Mandira, so new to me. Congratulations on your blog-o-anniversary. I hope and wish that you have many many more in coming years. :D


  4. Congrats dear Mandira. What a relief to have the grandparents here, nah ? Ar ki shundor Auntie ranna kore chobi o tuleche

  5. Snap ta ki shundor ..dhuaan dekha jacche!
    Happy b'day to Ahaar and you are doing a great job with it Mandira. Kaachkolar chop toh ami emni e kheye nebo .. but gravy te aro bhalo lage. :-)

  6. Happy blogiversary, Mandira!

  7. Congrats on completing 4 yrs!

  8. Happy blog anniversary, wishing more successful year, kofta curry looks great and beautiful..

  9. Mandira, how nice to have parents backing the blog as well :-D And what a yummy recipe too. I haven't made this curry in ages, reminds me to make it soon.

    And of course, a very happy blogversary and wishing you many, many more. It's been a real pleasure to have known you.

    Love and hugs to Ameya, hope he's doing well.

  10. Happy blog birthday to Ahaar, and wishing you many more years of wonderful food and blogging!

  11. Happy birthday to Ahaar! And I can't believe Ameya is 5 months already... once you start cooking, it's a good sign that life is getting back to normal!

  12. Happy Birthday to you Ahaar ;-)....and will love to see many more yummy recipes in coming years also...
    grands ra thakle onek help hoye jaye Mandira.Ameya 'r jonne roilo onek bhalobhasa..
    hugs and smiles

  13. yummmmmmmmmmm..and congrats!!

  14. Delicious curry, love the plantain koftas!

  15. Congratulations and Thanks for the dish. The good thing about this post is that you allow us the readers to see the ingredients and what made me smile while reading the ingredients is that almost all of the spices are found in my spice rack.

    Continue posting good foods. good luck..

  16. The koftas look great

  17. Thank you everyone!

    @ Sandeepa - It IS wonderful to have parents over.
    @Sunita - It has been a pleasure knowing you too :)
    @Jaya - satti anek help hoye maa baba thakle.

  18. Thanks. I will try this, I got most recipes in my spice rack


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