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Have you tried Banana Kebab? Here are 4 delicious recipes to get you started
Bananas are a mainstay in many of our homes. This fruit is loaded with nutrients and essential minerals. It also has a distinctive flavor that makes it a delicious dessert ingredient. People add banana pieces to their pancakes and waffles. Others use this fruit in oatmeal, cakes, and muffins. But do you know that you can use this fruit in savory dishes as well? What makes this possible? Firstly, bananas are not as juicy as other fruits. Second, they have a subtle flavor that is not too sweet or overpowering. Third, bananas have a unique texture that allows them to be mashed and molded into shape—almost how you use potatoes. Thus, this fruit can be easily used to prepare unsweetened dishes as well. For example, you can make amazing veg kebabs with bananas. Learn more below.
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What is Banana Kebab or Kebab-e-Kela?
Banana Kebabs are a mouth-watering snack made using bananas as the main ingredient. This dish can be flavored with a wide range of spices and other binding agents can also be added to make different types of kebabs. They can be baked, shallow-fried or deep-fried. To get you started, we’ve got 4 different recipes for Banana Kebabs that you can try at home. Each of these versions makes a delicious and nutritious snack that you can enjoy any time of day.
How to make Banana Kebab at home | Easy Banana Kebab Recipe
1. Kebab-e-Kela Recipe
This recipe by Neeru Gupta will introduce you to a veg kebab unlike any other. All you need to make these kebabs are bananas, buckwheat flour, ghee (buckwheat flour) and common Indian spices. This recipe is especially healthy because it requires no oil and uses buckwheat, which is gluten-free. To make Kebab-e-Banana, first boil the banana with ginger and cardamom. Mash the banana when it cools down and add coriander powder, chilli powder, rock salt and lemon juice to it. Mix well to make dough. Shape the spiced banana mixture into small balls and coat them in buckwheat flour. Fry them in ghee till they turn brown. Click here for full recipe
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2. Raw Banana Kebab / Banana Kofta Recipe
These deep fried kebabs are stuffed with cheese, chillies, figs and pomegranate. It may sound complicated, but this delicious breakfast is very easy to make. You first need to cook the bananas along with the peel for a few minutes. After cooling, peel and mash them. In a hot pan combine the mashed fruit with butter and salt. Add cardamom powder, cinnamon powder, fennel powder and other spices. When cool, add wheat flour and maize flour to the banana mixture. To make the filling, mix paneer, figs, coriander leaves, green chillies, pomegranate seeds, lemon juice and salt. Make small balls of the banana dough and stuff a spoonful of the stuffing inside each. Deep fry the kebabs till golden brown and serve with chutney. Click here for the full recipe.
3. Rajma and Banana Kebab Recipe
This version of banana kebabs is a simple yet delicious treat. To make Rajma and Banana Kebabs, boil raw bananas and drain off excess water. Finely chop the fruit along with kidney beans. Add garam masala, chaat masala, clove powder, chilli powder, ginger, green chillies and coriander leaves. Mix well and add salt/and spices to taste. Add panko breadcrumbs and make a thick dough. Make flat, tikki-like shape and prepare the kebabs by frying them in ghee. Serve with flavored curd or chutney. Click here for the full recipe.
4. Raw Banana, Coconut and Sago Kebab Recipe
This recipe by Dayashankar Sharma combines 3 types of binding ingredients which will give you a taste of different flavors and textures. You can also customize it when you are observing vrat/upvas/vrat. To make these kebabs, grate boiled bananas and fresh coconut (separately). Heat ghee in a pan and cook grated coconut. In a blender, grind half the roasted coconut. Mash half of the sabudana or sago that you soaked earlier. Add finely chopped green chilies. Mix black pepper, fasting salt, almonds and coconut. Divide the mixture into small balls and flatten them. Coat them from all sides with the remaining sago and pan fry in ghee. Click here for the full recipe.
Try making one of these unique kebabs today. Let us know how they turned out!
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